Spits' Bracco Signs Contract With Maple Leafs
Windsor Spitfires forward Jeremy Bracco has signed an entry-level NHL contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bracco says he's happy to get it signed so he can concentrate on the OHL playoffs that start Friday in London.
"It's good to get signed by the team you get drafted by... it's nice to feel wanted," says Bracco. "To have that chance to make an NHL team or to play in the organization is great. For me, I lost to London last year in the playoffs (with Kitchener) and coming here with the Memorial Cup this year is good... we're not accepting anything less than a Memorial Cup."
He was Toronto's second-round pick (61st overall) in 2015.
Since coming over in a trade with Kitchener earlier this season he's collected 32 points in 30 games with the Spitfires.
The 20-year-old is a native of Freeport, New York and won a Gold Medal with the USA at the recent World Junior Hockey Championships.