BREAKING: This player is set to be the highest paid player in the NHL

Published July 20, 2023 at 1:10

The Toronto Maple Leafs' General Manager, Brad Treliving, has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to secure long-term extensions for key players.

As negotiations intensify in the final year of their contracts, there are contrasting situations for William Nylander and superstar forward Auston Matthews.

While Nylander's future negotiations face hurdles due to disagreements over financial terms, Matthews' contract talks are reportedly progressing positively.

Renowned hockey analyst Nick Kypreos revealed on the Sportsnet 590 The Fan show that Matthews' next deal could reach an impressive $13.5 million AAV, potentially ranking him among the highest-paid players in the league.

"Everyone I've talked to says it's $13.5 million AAV."

Though the contract duration remains undecided, insiders anticipate a range of three to five years. This decision will shape Matthews' future and solidify his commitment to the Maple Leafs organization.

Despite a slight regression from his exceptional previous season, Matthews contributed significantly with 40 goals and 85 points during the 2022-2023 campaign. A nagging wrist injury hampered his scoring ability, impacting his signature wrist shot.

As negotiations near their conclusion, Matthews is poised to join the elite ranks of the NHL's highest earners, rightfully reflecting his outstanding talent and contributions on the ice.

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July 20   |   310 answers
BREAKING: This player is set to be the highest paid player in the NHL

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