|Date of Birth||5/5/1997|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 175 lbs|
|Drafted||2015 - Rd 1|
Marner scored a shorthanded goal on four shots and added an assist in Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Golden Knights.
Marner had the primary assist on defenseman Morgan Rielly's go-ahead goal in the third period before capping the scoring on a shorty with 3:27 left in the contest. He has equaled the career-high 69 points he had last season, and with 25 games to go, Marner has plenty of time to set the bar higher.
Marner's assist Tuesday in a win over Colorado gave him 47 -- the same number he had last season.
Marner is also just two points from hitting his career mark in overall points (69), but he's only played 56 games. At this rate, he will flirt with his first 100-point season. Marner is in line for a huge payday this offseason.
Marner picked up two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Senators.
He's slowed down a bit since the calendar flipped to 2019, scoring seven goals and 12 points in 14 games, but Marner is still putting together a massive campaign, and the 21-year-old is already only two goals and four points away from tying the career highs he set last season. Much like current linemate John Tavares, consistency has been the hallmark of Marner's elite production -- his longest streak without a point all season is only two games, and he's only done that twice.
According to his agent, Marner will wait until after the season to renew discussions on a contract extension, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Marner -- who will be a restricted free agent in the offseason -- will likely be looking for an annual average value in the $10 million range, though whether the team can afford to pay him that much will be something to monitor. The winger is leading the the team with 63 points and could set career highs in goals and assist before the end of the season.