Report: Auston Matthews on the Verge of Making NHL history

Published June 30, 2023 at 9:36 PM
BY HAYDEN B
     

Toronto Confident Matthews will Resign with Club



Per Elliotte Friedman, although it's unlikely Matthews signs a contract extension within the coming week, the team is confident he will before the season:

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Time for the Leafs to Pay Up



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Now it won't be cheap....according to a report inThe Athletic, writer Jonas Siegal predicts Matthews could be shopping for a deal around the $14 million mark. Here's a snippet from the article:

"A five-year deal would buy up the entirety of Matthews' prime, his age-27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 seasons.

It could also shatter the previous precedent for these types of contracts. The Leafs could be looking at a number as high as $14.5 million on the cap on a five-year deal."

A $14 million AAV contract would ECLIPSE the current highest salary of $12.6 million, held by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon.
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Report: Auston Matthews on the Verge of Making NHL history

Does Matthews Resign in Toronto?

Yes- Long Term167048.1 %
Yes- Bridge Deal95427.5 %
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