Matthews Official Contract Demands Are Now Known
BY JULIEN TREKKER JUNE 27, 2023 (11:52)
A Big Request from Matthews
Ever since Auston Matthews came onto the scene in 2016, he has consistently been one of the top goal-scorers in the league. He's a reliable player, always scoring at least 40 goals in a season, making him one of the best in the league.
Despite a slightly less impressive season with 40 goals and 85 points, Matthews still has big ambitions. He wants to be paid like the best player in the league. His contract demands have recently been made public.
This could make him the highest-paid player in the NHL.
If not in Toronto, Somewhere Else...
Normally, a deal over $10 million is for a long period, with the player committing for the maximum term. But Matthews is different. His last contract was for five years, and it's clear that he wants to maximize his earnings in Toronto.
If the Leafs and Matthews can't agree on terms, there's a chance he might explore free agency and find a team willing to meet his financial demands. This would be disastrous for the Leafs, who are under pressure to secure Matthews' commitment as soon as possible.
As seen on Markerzone - Matthews Contract Demands Revealed To The Public