Sandin signs with Leafs

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Rasmus Sandin. Photo credit to James Egan's Sports Photography.

He just completed his first season with the red and white, and he is now one step closer to playing with the blue and white!

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced on Sunday that they have signed Soo Greyhounds defenceman Rasmus Sandin to a three year, entry level contact.

During the 2017-2018 season, Sandin led all OHL rookie defencemen in goals (12), assists (33) and points (45) in 51 regular season games.

He also led all OHL rookies in scoring during the 2018 postseason with 13 points in 24 games.

Sandin also suited up for Team Cherry at the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects back in January, where he had one assist in a 7-4 win over Team Orr.

At this year’s NHL Entry Draft, which took place in Dallas last month, former Hounds general manager Kyle Dubas, who is the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, made Sandin his first ever NHL draft pick by selecting him in the 1st round (29th overall).

The Uppsala, Sweden native became just the second Soo Greyhound to be drafted in the first round by the Toronto Maple Leafs, joining Jack Valiquette (1974).

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