Marlies Sign Irwin to AHL Contract


According to the Toronto Marlies Twitter feed, Brayden Irwin (signed out of the NCAA toward the end of the 2009-10 season by the Leafs, but a free agent during the 2011 offseason) has signed with the Leafs‘ AHL affiliate:

Toronto Marlies announce today that the club has signed forward Brayden Irwin to an American Hockey League contract.

Further details are not available at this time, but suffice it to say this appears to be a depth signing by the organization. With several young forwards expected to receive callups at various points throughout the year, the Marlies will need players to turn to in order to fill out their roster — and Irwin is a player with whom they are already quite familiar.