PositionCentre / Right Wing Playing careerTBD–present Height1.80 m
ShootsRight NameMitchell Marner
BornMay 5, 1997 (age 18)
Markham, ON, CAN (1997-05-05) Weight164 lb (74 kg; 11 st 10 lb) NHL team (P)
Cur. teamToronto Maple Leafs
London Knights (OHL) NHL Draft4th overall, 2015
Toronto Maple Leafs ParentsBonnie Marner, Paul Marner Similar PeopleDylan Strome, Lawson Crouse, Noah Hanifin, William Nylander, Connor McDavid Profiles Twitter
Mitchell "Mitch" Marner (born May 5, 1997) is a Canadian ice hockey player. He is currently the co-captain of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Marner was born in Markham, Ontario, but grew up in Thornhill, Ontario. Marner was selected 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Marner started his youth hockey career playing for the Clarington Toros of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) as a seven year old, primarily playing with and against players a year older. After a year with the Toros, Marner moved to the Whitby Wildcats, also a part of OMHA. He spent two years playing for the Wildcats before transitioning to the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), where he joined the Vaughan Kings and went on to win a GTHL title.
For the 2012–13 season, Marner transitioned to the Don Mills Flyers of the GTHL where he played his minor midget year, registering 86 points in 55 games. He finished second in scoring in the GTHL behind Dylan Strome (who was then playing with the Toronto Marlboros). At the end of his season with the Flyers, he was immediately invited to joint the St. Michael's Buzzers of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League, where he went on to win a championship.
During his minor midget season, Marner was initially unsure of his plans for the following season. He received a scholarship offer from the University of Michigan and was also drafted by the London Knights in the first round of the 2013 OHL Priority Selection.
Despite receiving a scholarship offer from the University of Michigan, Marner elected to sign with the London Knights, who selected him with their first round pick in the 2013 Priority Selection.
Marner had a strong rookie season with the Knights, registering 59 points in 64 games and was the runner up for the OHL rookie of the year, behind Travis Konecny.
During the 2014–15 OHL season, Marner had a strong year, finishing second in league scoring behind Dylan Strome of the Erie Otters. He was named to the OHL First All-Star team.
On October 1, 2015, Marner was named as co-captain of the Knights along with teammate, Christian Dvorak.
National Hockey League
Marner was selected 4th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. On July 28, 2015, the Leafs signed Marner to a three-year entry level contract.
Marner made his international debut for Canada at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, where he won a gold medal. He tied Mathew Barzal for the leading scorer from Canada at the tournament.
Marner was born in Markham, Ontario, but spent the majority of his life in Thornhill, Ontario. He is the son of Paul and Bonnie Marner, and has one brother, Christopher, who is four years older.
Growing up, Marner was a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the very team that would draft him. He was also a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks due to the presence of his two favourite players, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane. Alongside hockey, Marner has listed his favourite movie as Step Brothers, his favourite video games as the Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty series', as well as his favourite television show as The Big Bang Theory.
Before every game, Marner eats a pack of Skittles.