As we now enter August with most NHL teams finalizing their lineups and NHL trade rumors winding down until the NHL season starts in October, there is still one big question a lot of NHL fans are wondering about.
Will Auston Matthews re-sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs and what will his next contract look like?
Matthews is entering his last season on his current contract that pays him a hefty $11,640,250 a year. Once July 1 hit, he was eligible to sign a contract extension with the Maple Leafs.
Rumors have floated around that the Leafs could trade their star forward if a deal is not reached this summer but that is highly doubtful.
Auston Matthews seeking $13.5 million a year from the Toronto Maple Leafs in his next contract
NHL insider Nick Kypreos was on Toronto’s local sports radio station The Fan 590 and was asked about Auston Matthews and whether he will re-sign in Toronto or will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Auston Matthews.
The NHL trade rumors Kypreos has heard is that Auston Matthews and his agent are asking for a $13.5 AVV. Kypreos believes that the Maple Leafs are comfortable with that number but want him signed for 8 years.
Matthews is seeking a 5-year term and that is why we have not heard about a done deal yet.