Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to lucrative five-year contract extension

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Nylander, 22, signed a new six-year contract in December that ended a two-month holdout. "Just a few puck management turnovers cost us". A lot of young guys.

"I am going to be myself every day, have fun and do what I love". "Keeping that core intact is a big part of that".

According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Matthews will get 93 percent of his money in the form of signing bonuses.

Interestingly, Marner clarified Wednesday that he's not averse to completing a new deal during the year.

That's $54.5M in SB, $3.65M in salary.

Toronto Maple Leafs newly acquired defenceman Jake Muzzin (8) looks down ice during first period NHL hockey action against the Pittsburgh Penguinsin Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Through the first two-and-a-half seasons of his career, Matthews has 178 points, with 97 of those points coming on goals.

Magnus Paajarvi scored two goals, Matt Duchene and Thomas Chabot scored, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau had two assists for the Senators (19-29-5), who have lost five straight.

The deal, which keeps Matthews in Toronto until 2023-24, when he will be 26 years old, also ends the debate of another team signing the generational talent to an offer sheet this summer. In 182 career National Hockey League regular season games, he has recorded 178 points (97 goals, 81 assists), while registering seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) in 13 career Stanley Cup playoff games.

As of now, the Maple Leafs are 32-17-3, good for 67 points and second in the Atlantic behind the Lightning. They're trying to make a Stanley Cup push this season, but the extensions of Nylander and Matthews to join Tavares long-term have their window wide open for a long time.

The 21-year-old Marner is Toronto's top point-getter this season with 20 goals and 43 assists.

The Scottsdale, Arizona native has represented Toronto at the NHL All-Star Game in three consecutive seasons (2016, 2017, 2018).

Bob McKenzie of TSN has the year-by-year breakdown of the Matthews deal. I'm not too anxious about it.

"We were playing well and then we just got careless and we never really seemed to be able to get it back", lamented Babcock, who liked his team's start. It was his fourth goal in the past five games following a seven-game drought.

Toronto scored three goals in four minutes late in the second period to take a 4-2 lead.

Unlike recent deals signed by Matthews and William Nylander, Ferris said the club has asked Marner to meet it halfway on a team-friendly pact.

Morgan Rielly scored the victor midway through the third period for a 5-4 win.

I see Team Marner starting at $11 million per season and Dubas countering with $9 million, and both sides finding some middle ground at $10 million. Leafs project to have $16.4 million in cap space next season to sign him as well as Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson.

Winger Mitch Marner, the team's leading scorer with 63 points this season, is also in line for a new contract as he approaches restricted free agency.

Morgan Rielly scored the victor midway through the third period of a back-and-forth game as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Ottawa Senators 5-4 Wednesday night.

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