Maple Leafs call up defenceman Jesse Blacker from AHL’s Marlies

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs have called up defenceman Jesse Blacker from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

Blacker, 21, has played 53 games for the Marlies this season, collecting 10 points (three goals, seven assists) and 31 penalty minutes.

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The six-foot-two, 190-pound Toronto native has yet to make his NHL debut. He was selected by Toronto in the second round, 58th overall, of the 2009 draft.