Leafs and Matthews Agree to Five Year Extension
Auston Matthews will be a Toronto Maple Leaf for the next five years.
The NHL club announced Tuesday it has come to an agreement with the star forward on a five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $11.634-million.
Matthews, 21, has appeared in 38 games for the Maple Leafs this season and registered 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points.
He skated in 62 regular season games for the Maple Leafs in 2017-18 and registered 63 points (34 goals, 29 assists), while adding a goal and an assist in seven Stanley Cup playoff games.
In 2016-17, Matthews captured the Calder Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year and was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team after establishing Maple Leaf rookie records for goals (40) and points (69) in a season, which led all NHL rookies in both categories.
In his NHL debut on October 12, 2016 at Ottawa, he set a new NHL record for goals scored in an NHL debut with four. The Scottsdale, Arizona native has also represented Toronto at the NHL All-Star Game in three consecutive seasons (2016, 2017, 2018).
Matthews was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the first round (1st overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.