HELLLOOOO. This is Mitchell “Mitch” Marner. Nicknames include but are not limited to Mitch, Marns, and Bitchell. He is a (apparently) 6 foot tall, 19-year-old rookie Canadian forward who wears #16 for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted 4th overall in the 2015 draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mitch has represented Canada in a few international tournaments, one of them being the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2016 where Canada placed 6th in the tournament.
Mitch is Very Good at this hockey stuff, and before a recent injury, he led rookies in points. Throughout minors and major minors, Marns won a lot of MVP-type awards and awards for scoring. He captained his OHL team, London Knights, to the league championship in 2016 eventually winning the Memorial Cup.
Marns grew up a huge Leafs fan, so it’s a big deal for him to play for the team that he has always loved the most. This kid is so full of light and is always happy and bouncing around. He’s had bromances with like everyone because he’s such a happy kid and is confirmed to love cuddling. People who he’s has bromances with are Dylan Strome (Arizona Coyotes prospect), Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers captain), and current Leafs teammates Auston Matthews and Matt Martin.
Mitch is so tiny compared to all the other NHL players especially on the Leafs and compared to Auston (one of the other numerous rookies on the Leafs and who is taller and heavier than Jamie Benn). When he stands next to his teammates, it’s questionable if he really is 6 foot because he looks so little compared to everyone else. People have doubted how good of a player he would be because of his size, and he has proven them wrong and has taken some hits like a champ. He has even tried to fight/distract a guy who is 6’4” and 203 lbs to get him away from Auston.
He is also very meme-y and kind of a troll sometimes, and he loves to bounce around and tease his teammates, especially Auston Matthews. They ride to the rink and games together and do pretty much everything else together. He and Auston sing on the bench and during warmups, Marns likes to sing/mouth the words to the songs. Auston and Marns even coordinate their outfits. It’s ridiculous. He’s very silly and 100% a dweeb who literally does not give two craps about toxic masculinity, and he’s destroying that shit one teammate cuddle at a time. He’s very loyal and loving to his friends though and would probably be an A+ friend to have in your life.