Done Deal: Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Four Players to AHL Contracts

**Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Four Players to AHL Contracts**

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies have announced the signing of four players to one-year AHL contracts for the 2024-25 season: defenseman Matt Anderson and forwards Jacob Frasca, Marko Sikic, and Mathieu Gosselin.

**Jacob Frasca:**

Frasca, a 21-year-old forward, played four and a half seasons with the Barrie Colts in the OHL before being traded to the Soo Greyhounds for a playoff push. He recorded 33 points in 45 games and added 11 points in 11 playoff games. Standing at 6’4″ and 215 pounds, Frasca participated in the Maple Leafs’ 2023 Development Camp and Prospect Tournament.


**Marko Sikic:**

The 21-year-old forward from Kitchener, ON, spent the past five seasons in the OHL, amassing 147 points in 252 games with the Guelph Storm and Sarnia Sting. After his OHL season, he played three ECHL games with the Newfoundland Growlers, scoring three points, and one game with the Norfolk Admirals.


**Mathieu Gosselin:**

Gosselin, 25, led Clarkson University in scoring with 28 points in 31 games during his fifth year. After his NCAA season, he joined the Newfoundland Growlers, tallying five points in six games.

**Matt Anderson:**

Anderson, a two-time NCAA Champion with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, spent the last two and a half seasons in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays and Toledo Walleye. Known more for his defensive play, Anderson recorded 34 points in 68 games and nine points in 14 playoff games last season. He joined the Marlies on loan, contributing three assists in three games.

Sikic, Frasca, and Gosselin are new to professional hockey but showed promise in their ECHL appearances and will look to add depth to the Marlies. Anderson, with his experience, is expected to bring stability to the blueline.

The Marlies were eliminated in the first round of the AHL playoffs by the Belleville Senators. The organization now has 19 non-roster players signed to minor league contracts.

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