Young Flyers Fan Writes Recruitment Pitch to Mitch Marner … and Sends It to Matt Marner

If you're a hockey fan, there's a good chance you've heard of Mitch Marner.

The Maple Leafs forward who was a restricted free agent this offseason just signed a six-year deal to remain in Toronto.

You might be less familiar with Matt Marner, who received a letter from a young Flyers fan intended for Mitch.

Josh made a pretty compelling case for why Mitch should have come to Philadelphia.

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Though he's a Maple Leafs fan, Matt was quite impressed with Josh's letter.

It was pretty remarkable getting a letter to join the Flyers all the way from P.A.," he told NBC Sports Philadelphia's Taryn Hatcher. "I'm a die hard Leafs fan and it was impressive to know there's a fan base whose fans are just as crazy about their team. It showed me that hockey is a passion that is shared no matter what team you cheer for. I just thought it reminded me of myself as a young hockey fan. But it was a very well-written pitch. I mean, there were mutual friends involved in JVR, he went over the coaching staff and the pieces the Flyers have down there. Then he took a shot at us about Kawhi as he signed off. He will make a great GM one day!

You do have to love the P.S. and the P.P.S. It's hard to argue against the fact that the Flyers do have Gritty and that Kawhi Leonard did indeed leave Toronto. 

Meanwhile, the Flyers are in the midst of training camp and Marner - Mitch, that is - is getting ready for the season in Canada. 

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