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Toronto Marlies sign North Bay Battalion star Justin Brazeau

Erie Otters goalie Anand Oberoi makes a save on North Bay Battalion's Justin Brazeau during an OHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 16 in Erie, Pa. The Toronto Marlies have signed the second-leading scorer in the Ontario Hockey League this season. North Bay Battalion overage winger Justin Brazeau inked a two-year American Hockey League contract with the Marlies on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Erie Times-News - Jack Hanrahan
April 04, 2019 - 11:51 AM

TORONTO - The Toronto Marlies have signed the second-leading scorer in the Ontario Hockey League this season.

North Bay Battalion overage winger Justin Brazeau inked a two-year American Hockey League contract with the Marlies on Thursday.

A 13th-round pick of the Battalion in 2014, Brazeau had a franchise record 61 goals and 52 assists this season in 68 games. The six-foot-six, 226-pound native of New Liskeard, Ont., finished four points behind Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs for the OHL scoring title.

The Battalion say Brazeau's contract has a base salary of US$70,000 a season and a $60,000 signing bonus each year.

Brazeau, 21, was a free agent after twice going undrafted in the NHL.

"I'm happy for Justin," Battalion director of hockey operations/coach Stan Butler said in a statement.

"Any time a kid comes in as a 13th-round pick and works as hard as he did and accomplishes as much as he did, it's a sign to the other players what happens when you work hard and develop."

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