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Turn of events: Elliotte Friedman reveals major information regarding Matthews' future in Toronto

Published June 17, 2023 at 10:51
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In recent weeks, there has been a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the future of Auston Matthews in Toronto, as he will become a free agent at the end of the next season. However, in his podcast 32 Thoughts  Elliotte Friedman revealed major news about the forward's future.

Indeed, according to the information he obtained, the new general manager of the Leafs, Brad Treliving, and Auston Matthews' team are currently negotiating the terms of an 8-season contract to keep him with the organization long-term.

"I am convinced that he will sign with the Leafs."  - Elliotte Friedman

This is excellent news for Leafs fans who were beginning to worry about the future of their star forward. Brad Treliving and Auston Matthews would particularly like to sign a new agreement sooner rather than later. So we can expect an official announcement to be made very soon.



It would not be surprising to see the forward become the highest paid player in the NHL, surpassing the $12.6 million awarded to Nathan MacKinnon. Some even speculate that Auston Matthews could put his signature on an 8-year contract worth $110 million ($13.5 million annually).

Since his arrival in the NHL, the Leafs forward has scored 299 goals and 243 assists (542 points) in 481games.


Sources : 32 Thoughts Podcast
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