Maple Leafs sign Jeremy Bracco to entry level deal


The Toronto Maple Leafs came to terms with another of their prized young prospects on Tuesday afternoon with the signing of of 2015 second-round draft pick Jeremy Bracco to a three-year entry level deal.

Bracco is currently playing for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League and getting ready for the start of the OHL playoffs.

After leaving Boston College early in the 2015-16 season and turning to the OHL, Bracco has been one of the top offensive players in the league, tallying 46 goals and 101 assists in 106 games over the past two years with the Kitchener Rangers and Spitfires. That includes his 25 goals and 58 assists in 57 games this season.

The Maple Leafs selected Bracco with the 61st pick in the 2015 draft. It is a class that is already looking to be a great one for the Maple Leafs.

Their top pick that year, Mitch Marner, is one of the top rookies in the NHL this season while the team has also already come to terms with their other second-round pick from that year, defenseman Travis Dermott, and their third-round pick, Andrew Nielsen.

Both players are currently playing in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies where they are the top two scoring defensemen on the team.

With Bracco now officially signed, the Maple Leafs have one of the best collections of young forward talent in the league with Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Marner all already making a huge impact in the NHL.