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Auston Matthews Contract & Salary Breakdown

From prized prospect to franchise mainstay, Auston Matthews has become synonymous with the Maple Leafs. Boardroom breaks down his contract in Toronto.

Like Chicago’s Connor Bedard this year, Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews came into the league with much hype and fanfare. How has he responded, seven-plus seasons into his career?

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

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

Current Contract:

Years: 5
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.

New Contract:

Years: 4
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.

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Auston Matthew’s Career NHL Earnings

CAREER NHL EARNINGS THROUGH 2023-24: $60,945,000

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About The Author
Griffin Adams
Griffin Adams
Griffin Adams is an Editor at Boardroom. He's had previous stints with The Athletic and Catena Media, and has also seen his work appear in publications such as USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and MLB.com. A University of Utah graduate, he can be seen obnoxiously cheering on the Utes on Saturdays and is known to Trust The Process as a loyal Philadelphia 76ers fan.