Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews will be remaining in Toronto for years to come as he inked a four-year contract extension with the Leafs that will give Matthews the highest average annual value in the NHL at $13.25 million per season, according to Chris Johnston of SportsNet.
“I feel fortunate to continue this journey as a Maple Leaf in front of the best fans in hockey! I will do everything I can to help get us to the top of the mountain. GLG! #LeafsForever” Matthews posted on X (formerly known as Twitter).
Matthews new deal will officially kick in at the start of the 2024-2025 season and barring another deal topping his, Matthews will enter that season as the highest-paid player in the National Hockey League.