From prized prospect to franchise mainstay, Auston Matthews has become synonymous with the Maple Leafs. Boardroom breaks down his contract in Toronto.
Heres his resume:
- 2016-17 All-Rookie selection
- 2016-17 Calder Memorial Trophy winner
- Two-time All-Star selection
- Two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner
- 2021-22 Hart Trophy winner
Toronto awarded Matthews with a new contract in August, and it’s one that’ll make him the highest-paid player in the league. Boardroom breaks down both the current contract and the future extension for Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews.
Auston Matthews Contract Details & Salary
Total value: $58,201,250
Average annual value: $11,640,250
2023-24 salary: $7,950,000
Breaking down Matthews’ contract requires an extra step, as he’s currently playing out the final year of the five-year, $58.2 million deal he signed in 2019. Just ahead of the 2023 campaign, he signed an extension that will keep the former No. 1 draft pick in Toronto through at least 2027-28.
Total value: $53,000,000
Average annual value: $13,250,000
2024-25 salary: $16,700,000
When the new deal kicks in next season, Matthews will become the NHL‘s highest-paid player in terms of his contract’s average annual value. That’ll top Nathan MacKinnon‘s $12.6 million per season over his eight-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche.
Auston Matthew’s Career NHL Earnings
CAREER NHL EARNINGS THROUGH 2023-24: $60,945,000
PROJECTED CAREER NHL EARNINGS THROUGH 2027-28: $121,895,000
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