New Details Emerge Concerning Nylander's Next Contract

Published June 13, 2023 at 10:05

Is it Realistic to Maintain the Core Four?

A lot of the potential wiggle room on the salary cap in Toronto will come if they decide to trade a player within their Core Four.

William Nylander and Auston Matthews have to most chances of being traded among the four, because they'll be free agents next summer.

Both will ask for a lot of money, and unless they trade someone else in the organization, they won't be able to sign them all.

Especially considering Nylander's requests for his next contract.

New Details for Nylander's Next Contract

It's rumored that Nylander wants to stay in Toronto. But to do so, he may have to accept a lower salary. As of now, he's reportedly looking for a $9M AAV contract.

As reported by Chris Johnston:

"I don't know what the number is - probably somewhere with a 9 in it. That might sound like a lot but he's making almost 7M right now. Once that cap starts jumping, we'll have a different view of what a $9M contract is. I believe Nylander wants to stay in Toronto. He's coming off a great season, a pretty established player... I think he wants to stay and there's a way to make it happen."

Last season, Nylander scored 87 points, including 40 goals. He will ask for a raise from his actual $6.96M AAV.

With the cap expected to increase next summer, and considering John Tavares' $11M that will come off the books in 2025, a $9M AAV long-term contract for Nylander isn't as crazy as it sounds.

As seen on Maple Leafs Insider - Insider reveals what Nylander's potential cap hit will be on his next contract
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New Details Emerge Concerning Nylander's Next Contract

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