Maple Leafs Sign Forward To Entry-Level Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Curtis Douglas to a two-year entry-level contract. It will begin next season. 

Douglas was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars with the 106th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Yet, the team opted not to give him an entry-level deal. As a result of this, he signed an AHL deal with the Toronto Marlies for this season and has impressed enough to earn him this sweet promotion. 

In 49 games with the Marlies this campaign, he has eight goals, 19 assists, and a whopping 76 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-8 forward plays a very heavy game and could eventually blossom into a bottom-six forward for the Leafs. 

Overall, there's no risk in Toronto signing the 22-year-old to an ELC. It will be interesting to see if he becomes a part of their NHL squad at some point next season. 

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