Star forward William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrating the game tying goal against the Florida Panthers in game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs
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MAJOR: Swedish Media Reports William Nylander Has Signed New Deal

Published January 7, 2024 at 8:32 PM
BY SAMER
     
Swedish media outlets are reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs and star forward William Nylander have successfully reached a new contract agreement.

Maple Leafs Have Signed William Nylander According To Swedish Media



Initially, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman hinted at an impending 8-year deal with an average annual value and salary cap hit around $11.5 million per season.




Now however, Swedish outlet Aftonbladet is reporting that their sources have confirmed the negotiations have crossed the finish line with the two parties reaching an agreement.

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Nylander's new deal will stand at an impressive $11.5 million per season, making him the highest-paid Swede in the NHL alongside Erik Karlsson of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nylander took a gamble by starting the season without a new contract, and it has proven to be a lucrative move. The 27-year-old forward is enjoying a career-best season, tallying 21 goals and 33 assists for a total of 54 points in just 37 games. He is on track for a remarkable 120 point season.


However, the Maple Leafs commitment to their top forwards Nylander, Tavares, Matthews and Marner raises questions about the team's cap space management and the long-term implications of these substantial contracts. Only time will reveal the impact of this deal on the Maple Leafs overall financial strategy.


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