According to, the Leafs have officially signed college free agent defenceman Joseph Duszak.

The 21-year-old right-handed defenceman is currently the top-scoring defenceman in all of college hockey, scoring 16 goals and 31 assists in just 37 games for Mercyhurst University.

Mercyhurst is in the Atlantic Hockey Association, a conference in Division-I, but still does not have the best of college hockey teams.

There were also reportedly several NHL clubs in on Duszak and most noticeably the Boston Bruins. GM Don Sweeney apparently went to view the defenceman in-person a few weeks ago.

At 5-foot-10, Duszak is certainly not the most physical player but he more than makes up for it with his speed and skill – a philosophy this current Leafs team adopts.