The Toronto Marlies announced today their 2017-2018 Opening Day roster. The Marlies roster consists of 24 players: 14 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders. The full roster is below.
Of those 24 players, a total of 15 suited up for the Toronto Marlies last season while five rookies will make their Marlies debut this season. The Marlies roster has four veteran players, two exempt veterans and five rookies. The average age of the group is 23.6 years old.
The Toronto Marlies are the primary development program for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The final roster of the 2016-17 Maple Leafs contained 12 Marlies graduates (Tyler Bozak, Connor Brown, Connor Carrick, Jake Gardiner, Zach Hyman, Nazem Kadri, Kasperi Kapanen, Leo Komarov, Josh Leivo, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly and Nikita Soshnikov). The Maple Leafs 2017 opening night roster featured 10 players who were developed with the Marlies (Bozak, Brown, Carrick, Gardiner, Hyman, Kadri, Komarov, Leivo, Nylander and Rielly).
The Marlies open their regular season on home ice with two games against the Utica Comets on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 4:00 p.m. EST and Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4:00 p.m. EST. All 2017-18 home games will be televised live on Leafs Nation Network. Tickets for opening weekend can be purchased online or by calling 416-597-PUCK (7825).
|Miro Aaltonen||F||Vityaz (KHL)||06/07/1993|
|Jeremy Bracco||F||Kitchener (OHL)
|Adam Brooks||F||Regina (WHL)||05/06/1996|
|Rich Clune||F||Toronto (AHL)||04/25/1987|
|Colin Greening||F||Toronto (AHL)||03/09/1986|
|Andreas Johnsson||F||Toronto (AHL)||11/21/1994|
|Kasperi Kapanen||F||Toronto (NHL)
|Mason Marchment||F||Toronto (AHL)
|Trevor Moore||F||Toronto (AHL)||03/31/1995|
|Chris Mueller||F||Tucson (AHL)||03/06/1996|
|Kerby Rychel||F||Toronto (AHL)||10/07/1994|
|Ben Smith||F||Toronto (NHL)
|Nikita Soshnikov||F||Toronto (NHL)
|Dmytro Timashov||F||Toronto (AHL)||10/01/1996|
|Travis Dermott||D||Toronto (AHL)||12/22/1996|
|Justin Holl||D||Toronto (AHL)||01/30/1992|
|Timothy Liljegren||D||Rogle (SHL)
Timra IK (Allsvenskan)
|Vincent LoVerde||D||Ontario (AHL)||04/14/1989|
|Martin Marincin||D||Toronto (NHL)||02/18/1992|
|Andrew Nielsen||D||Toronto (AHL)||11/13/1996|
|Michael Paliotta||D||Hartford (AHL)||04/16/1993|
|Rinat Valiev||D||Toronto (AHL)||05/11/1995|
|Kasimir Kaskisuo||G||Toronto (AHL)
|Garret Sparks||G||Toronto (AHL)||06/28/1993|