Bobby McMann is “hungry” to take next step after signing with Maple Leafs

Bobby McMann is “hungry” to take next step after signing with Maple Leafs

One rink is all that separates Bobby McMann from his dream of playing in the NHL.
When the 26-year-old signed with the Toronto Marlies — amidst a global pandemic two and a half years ago — there weren’t many expectations.
But now the stakes couldn’t be any higher.
McMann had a career year in the AHL which saw him break the Marlies rookie goal record, scoring 24 goals in 61 games. During all of that, he signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Maple Leafs which began this season.
“It’s really cool. It’s what you dream of, it’s what you’re working for your whole life.” McMann said with a huge grin during a one-on-one interview. “Hockey has been my whole life and I think it is one step closer and it just makes me that much more hungry to be there.”
The 26-year-old arrived back in Toronto in August and skated with a few full-time NHLers before the real work began in mid-September. Although McMann didn’t make the Maple Leafs out of training camp, there were still a lot of good experiences that came from it.
“There was Muzz (Jake Muzzin), Mo (Morgan Rielly) — Kampfer (David Kampf) was here. Good guys to skate with, good guys to look at their wor …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation