Toronto Maple Leafs second round draft picks Jesse Blacker, left, and Kenny Ryan pose for the cameras at the 2009 NHL entry draft in Montreal Saturday, June 27, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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.
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.