Auston Matthews signs 5-year extension with Maple Leafs

first_imgThe Maple Leafs just locked up Auston Matthews.Toronto signed the 2016 No. 1 overall pick to a five-year extension on Tuesday worth $11.634 million on an average annual value, the Maple Leafs announced. 🖋#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/dWjkV3hhdB— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 5, 2019He may not exceed the 40 goals he scored in 2016 because he missed almost all of November with a shoulder injury. Matthews joins fellow Toronto youngster William Nylander who was also signed by the Maple Leafs long term in December.His deal is for six years and worth about $6.9 million annually. [email protected] Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have agreed to terms with forward Auston Matthews on a five-year contract extension.Details >> https://t.co/RykqsNzbr9#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/2rbYCCkrsf— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 5, 2019This deal is slightly less than what Connor McDavid signed for with the Oilers in July 2017 as the 2016-17 Hart Trophy winner earns about $12.5 million annually.Matthews is in the middle of a career year with the Maple Leafs as he has 23 goals and 23 assists in 38 games. His 1.21 points per game is the best he has posted since debuting with Toronto in 2016. Related News Bid for Islanders to host Stanley Cup submitted by Nassau County representativelast_img

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