Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander.
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William Nylander takes shot at Kyle Dubas after signing new contract

Published January 9, 2024 at 12:40

The Toronto Maple Leafs officially locked up forward William Nylander this week, signing him to an eight-year extension which will see him earn $11.5 million per season beginning in 2024-25.

When meeting with the media after the contract extension was announced by the Maple Leafs, Nylander took a bit of a shot at the previous management group, saying that he's glad it didn't take as long to put pen-to-paper this time.

"I'm glad it didn't take as long as the last time" Nylander said.

For those who aren't familiar with the last time Nylander was needing a new contract, in 2018, he became a restricted free agent and missed the first two months of the season. Kyle Dubas and the Maple Leafs didn't sign Nylander until December 1st of that year, which is the annual deadline for RFA's to sign or else they are ineligible to play in the NHL for the remainder of the season.

Thankfully for Maple Leafs fans, they won't have to worry about that being a possibility anymore and can focus on Nylander playing a huge role down the stretch, and over the next eight years, as they look to make a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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William Nylander takes shot at Kyle Dubas after signing new contract

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