Blacker, 22 (4/19/91), has scored 6-23=29 points with a +5 rating and 110 penalty minutes (PIM) in 130 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with the Toronto Marlies. The 6-2, 190-pound defenseman has also appeared in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Marlies the last two years, earning 0-2=2 points with four PIM. Blacker has played five games with the Marlies this season, scoring one goal (1-0=1) with a +1 rating and four PIM. Blacker has been assigned to Norfolk, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the AHL.
Selected by Toronto in the second round (58th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Blacker played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Windsor (2007-09) and Owen Sound (2009-11). In 203 career OHL games, he collected 20-92=112 points with a +44 rating and 217 PIM. Blacker also appeared in 47 career OHL Playoff games, collecting 5-16=21 points with a +21 rating and 34 PIM. He helped Windsor to a Memorial Cup win in 2009 with 0-4=4 points in 20 playoff games and Owen Sound to the 2011 OHL Championship and a Memorial Cup appearance with 5-11=16 points in 22 games.