Joined: Apr 2017
Rosen has been the Marlies best D-Man since the 2nd round of the Calder Cup playoffs. He has been playing top pair minutes in the AHL and, were it not for the remarkable health on the Leafs blueline, he’d def be seeing time with the big club this year.
For someone who could easily be Top pair material in the SHL or KHL, this guaranteed 1.5M over 2 years likely keeps him in town and assuages any gripes he may have had wrt lack of NHL ice time and pay. It’s over a 10x increase in salary for him (vs his AHL salary this year) so sure he is celebrating. And it’s well deserved.