The Checkers added more depth on their blue line today, inking Matt Finn to a two-way AHL contract.
The 23-year-old was selected 35th overall in the 2012 draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and has three pro seasons under his belt. Finn has split his career thus far between the AHL and ECHL, logging 17 points (7g, 10a) in 63 AHL games with Toronto and Bridgeport and 47 points (19g, 28a) in 81 ECHL games with Orlando and Missouri. Last season the Toronto native led all Maverick defensemen in scoring and appeared in two games for the Sound Tigers.
Prior to turning pro, Finn starred for the Guelph Storm alongside former Checker Brock McGinn, racking up 161 points (38g, 123a) in 228 OHL games over four seasons. Finn, who served as an alternate captain during his second season before being named captain for each of his final two campaigns, finished the 2013-14 season with the OHL’s best plus/minus rating (+57) and was named to the OHL Third All-Star Team while leading the Storm to a league title.