Insider says Maple Leafs explored moving William Nylander this summer
BY COOPER GODIN AUGUST 29, 2023 (2:30 PM)
Last week, Auston Matthews signed a four-year extension which is set to kick in ahead of the 2024-25 season and will see him earn $13.5 million AAV.
As for William Nylander, it appears that the Maple Leafs explored trading him this off-season according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, but didn't like what was out there.
The 27-year-old is coming off the best season of his NHL career thus far, putting up 87 points (40 goals, 47 assists), 28 penalty minutes and was a plus-ten in 82 games. He followed that up with ten points in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
With the salary cap going up next summer, potentially as high as $3 million, there's no doubt that the Maple Leafs will be able to sign Nylander to an extension, but it'll come down to what that contract may look like and if Nylander wants to stay in Toronto long-term. It's certainly going to be interesting to watch over the next several months if the two sides are able to get something done.
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|NO, THEY'LL TRADE HIM THIS SEASON||77||37.2 %|
|NO, HE'LL WALK TO FREE AGENCY NEXT SUMMER||60||29 %|
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