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Report: Leafs haven't engaged in Marner trade talks

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The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't reached out to any teams about potentially trading All-Star winger Mitch Marner this offseason, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reports.

Marner's been involved in trade rumors since the Leafs flamed out of the playoffs against the Boston Bruins in the first round, while president Brendan Shanahan said in the wake of the defeat that the front office will "consider everything" this summer.

Marner, 27, is approaching the final season of a six-year contract signed in 2019. He has a full no-trade clause, and he and agent Darren Ferris haven't made a list of teams the player would accept a trade to, LeBrun notes.

The Maple Leafs and Marner can come to an agreement on a contract extension as of July 1. Toronto signed winger William Nylander to an eight-year, $92-million extension in January, which is likely comparable to what Marner is seeking on his next deal.

Marner has been one of the league's top producers since signing his current contract, ranking eighth among all players with 509 points in 417 games over that span. He's added 37 points in 44 playoff contests but has taken plenty of heat since registering only a goal and two assists in Toronto's seven-game defeat to the Bruins this spring.

The Leafs drafted Marner fourth overall in 2015. The club has reached the playoffs each year since his rookie campaign in 2016-17 but has only won one series in that time.

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