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Marlies sign Mason Marchment and Tyler Wong to ATOs

The guy who ended Mitch Marner's playoff run early last year has beaten him to the Marlies, as Toronto signed two polar opposites to ATOs today.

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Mason Marchment, son of the oft suspended NHL player Bryan Marchment, is most famous around here for this hit on Mitch Marner in the 2015 OHL playoffs.

Since that fateful day, the undrafted 21-year-old left wing has moved on to the Hamilton Bulldogs and then to the Mississauga Steelheads where he played with Alexander Nylander, and of course, would have been seen by Steelheads assistant coach, Michael Nylander.

Marchment, listed at 6'4" and 200 lbs scored 5 points in 7 playoff games for the just eliminated Steelheads, and racked 52 penalty minutes for his two teams this year, considerably more than last year.

Diametrically opposed to Marchment is Tyler Wong of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, home of Leaf prospect and recent ATO add Andrew Nielsen. Wong, listed at 5'9" and 171 lbs is a little more Marner-esque and plays right wing. The undrafted 20-year-old puts up points a little faster than Marchment but he's no stranger to the penalty box himself.

The Hurricanes team captain was their best player, leading the team in goals and finishing second only to 2016 draft prospect Brayden Burke in points. He's played for the team for 4 years, and was their longest tenured player this season.

These two very different players join a huge roster of players fighting for attention. It should be interesting to find out if either succeeds.