Toronto Marlies re-sign Colin Greening to one-year AHL contract


Colin Greening, seen here with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016, has spent the past two seasons in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies. (Darren Calabrese/CP)

Fresh off their Calder Cup victory, the Toronto Marlies are already looking towards next season and the team re-signed veteran forward Colin Greening to a one-year contract Monday.

The team confirmed to Sportsnet that it’s an AHL contract and not a two-way NHL deal like the one he signed in July 2017 to remain with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. Financial details were not disclosed.

Greening has spent the past two full seasons with the Marlies after his NHL rights were acquired by the Maple Leafs in 2016 as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators. Greening spent the first 6 1/2 years of his pro career with the Senators franchise.

After suiting up for 30 games in a Maple Leafs uniform at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, Greening was buried in the minors and has not play another NHL game since.

Greening took on a leadership role with the Marlies and this past season registered 16 goals and 13 assists in 73 regular-season games and added another nine points in 20 playoff contests en route to a championship.

The 32-year-old St. John’s, Nfld., native had 150 points in the 286 NHL games he played and has 113 points through 254 career AHL games.

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