TSN's Bob McKenzie has been reporting that an Auston Matthews contract extension is coming in the next couple of hours/days.
There's been plenty of debate on if it will be the full eight year extension or a shorter contract letting Matthews hit free agency in a couple of years.
According to Bob McKenzie it's been figured out and the contract is all but done.
McKenzie reports Matthews' contract extension when announced will be for 5 years and an AAV of $11.5million.
This keeps Matthews under McDavid's $12.5million and gives Kyle Dubas a bit more wiggle room when it comes to Mitch Marner.
Do you like this contract for Matthews?
Situation today is no different than what we reported on @LeafsLunch1050 yesterday — Auston Matthews’ contract extension with TOR appears imminent. Today, tomorrow, whatever, it’s getting done. Projection is 5 years with an AAV of $11.5M, give or take 100K or 200K.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 5, 2019