The Toronto Marlies signed former Mississauga Steelheads captain Chas Sharpe to a two-year AHL contract, fulfilling his dream of playing for his hometown team. Sharpe, who grew up in Orillia, Ontario, joined the Marlies on an amateur tryout contract at the end of the season and played one game. He chose the Marlies over other pro teams, citing the opportunity and his childhood affinity for the Maple Leafs.

By the Numbers
  • Sharpe's final junior season: 19 goals, 34 assists, totaling 53 points
  • Career high in goals before this season: 6
  • Career high in points before this season: 31
State of Play
  • Sharpe is staying in Toronto throughout the offseason to acclimate to the Marlies' system and players
  • The Marlies anticipate a significant role for Sharpe in the upcoming season
What's Next

Sharpe's signing brings him closer to potentially playing for the Maple Leafs, fulfilling his childhood dream of representing the team.

Bottom Line

Chas Sharpe's journey from Mississauga to signing with the Toronto Marlies brings him one step closer to realizing his dream of playing for the Maple Leafs, embodying the aspirations of many young hockey players.