Today will mark the moment that was coming since the day that photo above was taken, Auston Matthews has signed an extension for his first real contract.
Hearing TOR and Matthews closing the extension. Will be five years, between $11.5-11.7 AAV— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 5, 2019
The deal is for 5 years with an AAV of 11.5 - 11.7 per year.
More details when this is official.
Comfirmation from all the usual sources:
The Auston Matthews extension announcement will be made official any time now. Five years, probably around $11.6M AAV.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 5, 2019
.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have agreed to terms with forward Auston Matthews on a five-year contract extension.— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 5, 2019
Details >> https://t.co/RykqsNzbr9#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/2rbYCCkrsf
The AAV is $11.634, no other details provided.
The Auston Matthews contract will see 93% of the money paid in signing bonuses.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 5, 2019
Auston Matthews year by year breakdown:— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 5, 2019
Year 1: $15.2M SB, $700K salary.
Year 2: $15.2M SB, $700K salary.
Year 3: $9.7M SB, $750K salary.
Year 4: $7.2M SB, $750K salary.
Year 5: $7.2M SB, $750K salary.
That’s $54.5M in SB, $3.65M in salary.
No move clause included in the Auston Matthews contract extension. 5 years / $58.17M total @MapleLeafs— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) February 5, 2019
Not a surprise here, this would be for the last year only.