The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed depth forward Trevor Smith as well as defenceman Kevin Marshall.

After playing two seasons in the NCAA with the University of New Hampshire, Trevor signed with the New York Islanders on April 2, 2007. He played 8 games with the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the end of the 2006–07 campaign, notching three points and two penalty minutes. After a 16 game stint with the Tampa Bay  Lightning during the 2011-2012 season, Smith signed a one year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but only got one game experience with the club. He did, however, play 75 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, putting up an impressive 23 goals and 54 points. Smith will help fill a whole left vacant by Ryan Hamilton today, who left for Edmonton along with Will Acton, another Marlies forward.

Marshall was drafted in the second round, 41st overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He began his professional career in 2009 with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, and spent most of the next three seasons with the Phantoms. He made his NHL debut on November 21, 2011 against the Carolina Hurricanes and played a total of ten games with the Flyers before being sent back down to the Phantoms. On February 2, 2012, Marshall was traded to the Washington Capitals for Matt Ford. On March 14, 2013, Marshall was traded by the Capitals to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Nicolas Deschamps and would play in 15 games with the club, scoring one goal and six points.

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