Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 5-year, $58 million deal

Published 02-05-2019

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TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed star center Auston Matthews to a five-year contract extension at an annual average of $11.6 million.

The former first overall draft pick is in his third season with the Leafs. He was making the maximum $925,000 a year under his three-year rookie deal.

The 21-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona, has 97 goals and 81 assists in 182 regular-season games with the Leafs. This season he has 23 goals and 23 assists in 38 games.

The NHL rookie of the year has represented Toronto at the NHL All-Star Game in each of his three seasons.

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