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Complete Breakdown of Maple Leafs William Nylander's Massive New Extension Deal Revealed

Published January 8, 2024 at 5:07 PM

Earlier today Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander signed a massive extension that places him near the top of the pay scale. Since signing the complete details of his contract structure have been announced.

Nylander Signs A Massive Extension

As had been rumored for days now William Nylander and the Toronto Maple Leafs finally agreed on a contract extension. The terms on the surface are an 8-year deal worth 11.5 million in AAV.

Since signing the deal officially NHL insiders have been able to share that Nylander's deal includes $69M in bonuses much of which will come early in the contract.

8x$11.5M. Key details: $69M in bonuses and $27M of contract paid in first two years

With all of these details revealed we can get a full picture of how the Nylander contract will be structured for salary cap purposes.

Complete Details Revealed On Massive Nylander Extension

A graphic put together by CapFriendly is able to show the complete breakdown of base salary versus bonus money in each year of the contract. It looks as though the bonus money is higher in the first couple of years then it dips down and finally comes back up in the last 2 seasons.

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$11.5M x 8 max-term extension

Yr 1: 3.5M base + 10M SB
2: 3.5M + 10M SB
3: 1M + 11.5M SB
4: 1M + 10.5M SB
5: 6M + 5M SB
6: 6M + 5M SB
7: 1M + 9M SB
8: 1M + 8M SB

It also shows that the base salary for Nylander in some years will be quite low. He also has a full No Movement Clause throughout the contract. This means if the team wants to move him they will need his permission before agreeing to a deal.

Overall the Maple Leafs paid a lot to keep Nylander in town. Only time will be able to tell if this is an overpay or the correct deal for Nylander and the Maple Leafs.

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Complete Breakdown of Maple Leafs William Nylander's Massive New Extension Deal Revealed

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