Toronto Marlies: Midsummer roster preview for the 2017-2018 season

WINDSOR, ON - MAY 28: Forward Jeremy Bracco
WINDSOR, ON - MAY 28: Forward Jeremy Bracco /
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Taking a look at the Toronto Marlies roster for next season, who’s in, who’s out, and who may move on to the NHL.

The season for the Toronto Marlies ended earlier then they would’ve liked. After having an incredible second half to finish second in the North Division, the team was eliminated in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs by the Syracuse Crunch.

Next year’s team will have their sights set on the same thing: a championship. The 2016-2017 roster was not as flashy as the previous team that finished with 54 wins. Despite having one of the best teams in history, the Marlies we’re still not able to make it all the way that season.

However, with another season ending comes change. The change has already started behind the bench as the team hired Rob Davidson as an assistant coach. The position was previously held by veteran coach Gord Dineen who was let go in February.

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The most important change is the change in the roster. With another year gone by, there are younger players that will step up to make an impact, free agent signings, and players that the team has decided to walk away from.

One of the main praises of the 2015-2016 Marlies was how deep they were. With the additions they have made, and the hope of some young budding stars, it’s possible that elite depth returns next year.

Let’s take a look at the Marlies roster going into next season.