Mitchell MarnerC | Leafs

Tavares confident Marner will re-signAugust 12, 2019 | 10:26 AM

John Tavares is confident that Mitch Marner will agree to terms on a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. "You know there's a lot of restricted free agents unsigned still, lots of guys that are in similar position to him. There's still some time here and I think we all believe the right thing will happen and something will get worked out. I think that's what both sides obviously want," said Tavares. "Sometimes it takes a little bit longer than others. Mitch is obviously an important player for our team and just the type of guy he is as well. We really count on him so we want to get him there for Day 1 of camp and getting moving forward and continue to build this thing and move toward to the ultimate goal." Toronto GM Kyle Dubas said on Aug. 3 that negotiations with Marner were status quo and that he anticipated the month being a bit of a slog, which isn't an unusual situation when it comes to restricted free agents.

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