Auston Matthews Reveals feelings on the contract situation of star teammate

Published August 25, 2023 at 7:46 PM

Auston Matthews ended months of speculation this past week when he inked a four-year extension in Toronto, and now, all eyes turn to his star teammate William Nylander.

Another extension coming?


The Leafs have been in contact with the star winger the entire summer, and while his asking price is closer to $10 million per year and the team is closer to $8 million, there's a compromise there somewhere.

All has been quiet on the Nylander front over the past few weeks, but in his first public interview since signing the extension, Matthews has now commented on the situation.

Come back, Nylander

Unsurprisingly, given Nylander's production, specifically over the past two years when he's tallied 74 goals and 167 points, Matthews has made it no secret that he wants the core four to stay together.

His position is his own situation. He knows we all want him here ... I hope he'll be a Maple Leafs for a long time.

It appears both parties are willing to be patient, and GM Brad Treliving has echoed Matthews' sentiment, saying this about the 27-year old star.

William's a terrific player. You want to keep your stars. We have time.

Ultimately, it appears Nylander is wanted back in Toronto, and if they can come closer together on a deal, it could be happening sometime soon.

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Auston Matthews Reveals feelings on the contract situation of star teammate

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