Marlies sign Cameranesi, Corrin to AHL contracts

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The Toronto Marlies continue their push to sign just about every available prospect unclaimed by an NHL team, signing Tony Cameranesi and Willie Corrin to one-year contracts this evening.


The two players have been teammates for a number of years, both joining the University of Minnesota-Duluth at the start of the 2012/13 season and playing their full four years of eligibility. Cameranesi was the slightly more impressive of the two, being named to the WCHA all-rookie team in 2013 and putting up a point-per-game pace this year.

The two both signed Amateur Tryouts with the Marlies at the conclusion of their year and got a chance to make an impact while the team was dealing with a wave of Leafs call-ups. Cameranesi played in six games, scoring on April 2nd against Grand Rapids and April 17th against Rochester. Corrin played in four games, getting an assist on April 9th against Syracuse and an assist on an empty-netter in the Rochester game.

Cameranesi is a bit on the shorter side at 5’9 but is considered a dynamic forward with a craving to put points on the board. Corrin is cautious as far as shooting goes but is considered to be a generally responsible presence on the blue line.

Combined with goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo, the Marlies will now have three members of last year’s UMD team on the roster. Interestingly, despite Cameranesi being drafted by the Leafs in 2011, Kaskisuo is the only one with an NHL contract. Theoretically, a team could sign Cameranesi to an entry-level contract and poach him away from the Leafs organization after August 15th, when he officially becomes an unrestricted free agent.

The two players join Mason Marchment, Chase Witala, TJ Foster, Shane Conacher, Marc-Andre Cliche, Colin Smith, Nikolas Brouillard, Cason Hohmann, Eric Faille, Rich Clune, and Ty Stanton in being signed to AHL contracts with the Marlies without NHL rights ownership. Cameranesi turns 23 on August 12th, while Corrin turns 25 two weeks prior on August 1st.

Willie Corin Stats

 SEASON Age TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP NHLe PIM +/-
 2008-09 17  International Falls High  USHS 25 20 20 40 10.49 44 6
 2009-10 18  International Falls High  USHS 24 16 26 42 11.48 26 10
 2010-11 19  Fargo Force  USHL 51 1 9 10 4.34 37 6
 2011-12 20  Fargo Force  USHL 60 3 23 26 9.59 55 0
 2012-13 21  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth  NCAA 15 0 1 1 2.41 10 -1
 2013-14 22  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth  NCAA 24 0 8 8 12.02 31 2
 2014-15 23  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth  NCAA 33 3 6 9 9.84 14 8
 2015-16 24  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth  NCAA 39 1 9 10 9.25 16 5

Tony Cameranesi Stats

 SEASON Age TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP NHLe PIM +/-
 2008-09 15  Wayzata High  USHS 23 4 2 6 1.71 6  
 2009-10 16  Wayzata High  USHS 25 16 29 45 11.81 6  
 2010-11 17  Wayzata High  USHS 25 15 39 54 14.17 26 29
 2011-12 18  Waterloo Black Hawks  USHL 55 18 24 42 16.91 47 -9
 2012-13 19  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth  NCAA 38 14 20 34 32.28 28 1
 2013-14 20  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth  NCAA 36 7 14 21 21.05 19 -1
 2014-15 21  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth  NCAA 40 9 21 30 27.06 16 5
 2015-16 22  Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth   NCAA 38 11 28 39 37.03 14 24

  • Gary Empey

    Tony Cameranesi – Center — shoots R

    Born Aug 12 1993 — Maple Grove, MN – [22 yrs. ago]

    Height 5.10 — Weight 190

    Drafted by Toronto Maple Leafs

    – round 5 #130 overall 2011 NHL Entry Draft

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    Willie Corrin – Defense — shoots L

    Born Aug 1 1991 — International Falls, MN [24 yrs. ago]

    Height 6.02 — Weight 205 [188 cm/93 kg]

    • Gary Empey

      See, I don’t know why this sort of information isn’t plugged into most articles, at least where prospects are involved. Maybe it’s the advanced stat movement not really caring so much about size anymore but this sort of information shows just how NHL ready these kids are size wise. I agree with the stat movement in the fact that you take small scorer (Tymashov, etc.) over big body (Biggs, etc.) but this is still helpful information. This especially bugs me with goalie profiles. For how much goalie stats are called “voodoo”, size is still a huge parameter because I still favour the player with size if all things (stats) are equal.

      • Gary Empey

        I copy and paste some of this stuff, as like you I find it useful. After reading the article all I knew about Cameranesi was that he is a forward. I wondered what position he played. It was also interesting to see the other information regarding size, weight, and exact age. I find it gives one a more complete mental picture of the player.