The Toronto Maple Leafs signed another superstar to a contract extension. Auston Matthews signed a five-year contract extension worth $11.6 million per season.
He is only 21 years old and Matthews was the number one pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. In 38 games played so far this season, he has scored 23 goals and recorded 23 assists. His plus/minus is 3.
Auston Matthews has played in 182 career games so far and he has scored 97 goals and recorded 81 assists. His career plus/minus is 30.
Matthews is another player on this roster that has a big contract. William Nylander received one earlier in the year and John Tavares is also another one. Mitchell Marner will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season and he will need a new contract in order to stay with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Auston Matthews is one of the few players in the NHL that will have a contract that is at least $10 million per year or more. Signing him to this contract extension means that Toronto plans on being serious Stanley Cup Contenders for a long time. They are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division this season with a 31-17-3 record with 67 points.