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Shocking prediction from Insider on Mitch Marner's next contract

Published August 27, 2023 at 3:32 PM
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This past week has been a big one for the Toronto Maple Leafs with the massive Auston Matthews extension, but where does that leave the teams other top stars?

Mitch Marner



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When Matthews signed his latest deal, Marner wasn't far behind in AAV ($11.6 million to $10.9 million), so now that Matthews has landed a contract worth $13.25 per year, it's got people questioning his next deal.


Now, NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman has weighed in, speculating that Marner could easily surpass $12 million AAV, whether that be with Toronto or elsewhere.

What is Marner's next number? Because he was the closest one to Matthews. When Matthews signed for 11.634 AAV all of a sudden Marner became close to an $11M player, so now Matthews' number is 13.25, what's Marner's number? Is it 13.249999?


A two-way star



However, it wouldn't be undeserved, as Marner has blossomed into one of the top two-way players in the NHL, and if Matthews is key to Toronto's success, than Marner is very, very close behind.

Marner's current deal isn't up until after the 2024-25 season, and with the salary cap expected to rise by that point, we could be looking at an even bigger deal for Marner, and if the trend continues to hold with Matthews and Marner, expect at least $12 million.


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Shocking prediction from Insider on Mitch Marner's next contract

Will Marner's next deal clear $12 million AAV?

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