Should the Maple Leafs Re-sign Jeremy Bracco?

Remember when everyone in Leafs land was trying to put together a package for a top pairing right-shot defenseman? Remember when Jeremy Bracco was usually at the forefront of those trade proposals? It’s crazy how much can change in a year. Bracco went from having one of the best offensive seasons in Toronto Marlies history, to becoming an afterthought when discussing the team’s top prospects.
At season’s end (whenever that is), Bracco will be a Restricted Free Agent and in need of a new contract. The 2020-21 season will see Bracco become waiver eligible for the first time which means the clock is ticking on Bracco taking that next step to becoming an NHLer.
For those who have not kept up to date with Bracco, let’s take a look at his progression over the course of his Entry-Level contract.

Year
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
+/-
SH
S%

2017-18
Toronto Marlies
AHL
50
6
26
32
10
6
71
8.5%

2018-19
Toronto Marlies
AHL
75
22
57
79
16
1
129
17.1%

2019-20
Toronto Marlies
AHL
44
4
30
34
2
-10
58
6.9%

Looking solely at Bracco’s boxcar stats, Bracco’s breakout season in 2018-19 coincided with a massive spike in his shooting percentage. That season, Bracco recorded 129 shots …

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Author: Brendan Mori / The Leafs Nation

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