If there’s one prospect in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization who’s skillset is somewhat of a liaison between the differing in philosophies that Mike Babcock and Kyle Dubas have when it comes bottom-six personnel, it’s Mason Marchment.
Standing at 6’4 204 lbs, size is far from the only thing Marchment brings to the table. He has quick release to go along with his NHL-calibre shot and he’s able to get to the dirty areas of the ice to generate offence. Son to former NHL agitator Bryan Marchment (2302 career penalty minutes), Marchment is aggressive by nature. He’s able to get under the skin of his opponents, with a high hockey IQ that helps him walk the fine line that comes with being an agitator in pro hockey.
“Mason’s a pest,” said Marlies forward Trevor Moore, Marchment’s line mate, in an interview with The LeafsNation after the Marlies’ practice on Monday. “He’s a really fun guy to play with and I would imagine not a very fun guy to play against. He hits guys hard. He really does. When he has the puck, he’s leaning back into you trying to hit you hard too. There’ …
Author: Jacob Stoller / The Leafs Nation