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Toronto Marlies Announce Opening Day Roster

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).

MARLIES 2017-18 OPENING DAY ROSTER

Name Position 2016-17 Club(s) D.O.B.
Miro Aaltonen F Vityaz (KHL) 06/07/1993
Jeremy Bracco F Kitchener (OHL)
Windsor (OHL)
03/17/1997
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)
Toronto (AHL)
07/23/1996
Mason Marchment F Toronto (AHL)
Orlando (ECHL)
06/18/1995
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)
Colorado (NHL)
07/11/1988
Nikita Soshnikov F Toronto (NHL)
Toronto (AHL)
10/14/1993
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)
04/30/1999
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)
Orlando (ECHL)
10/02/1993
Garret Sparks G Toronto (AHL) 06/28/1993
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