TLN 2018 Prospect Ranking: Honorable Mention
Draft Information: Undrafted
When a General Manager talks about using all levels of development, they’re talking about players like Mason Marchment. Mason was a late bloomer to begin with, appearing in his first OHL game with the Otters at 19 and a half years old. This is likely where the Leafs got their first look at the ~0.5 p/g rookie, as he played alongside Connor McDavid, Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat, and future Leafs Travis Dermott and Nicolas Baptiste.
Marchment split his final OHL season between Hamilton and Mississauga before finishing out the year by appearing in 3 games for the Marlies on an ATO. His performance earned him an invitation to development camp, where he earned a 2-year, AHL contract.
Marchment seemed destined to play pro hockey, as the son of NHL defenceman, Bryan Marchment. His 6’4″ frame certainly didn’t hurt, but his skating needed some work, and he was spending a lot of time in the penalty box. His production was never top-tier, but his physical style of play and ability to throw players off their game translated well to higher levels.
Marchment spent his first pro season between …
Author: Earl Schwartz / The Leafs Nation