Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 5-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up their franchise centrepiece on Tuesday, signing Auston Matthews to a five-year, $58.17-million contract extension, the team announced. The deal will carry an annual average value of $11.634 million. The Auston Matthews contract will see 93% of the money paid in signing bonuses. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 5, 2019…

Matthews’ absence a much-needed test for young Leafs

It’s been just a few short days since Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews was ruled out for at least four weeks due to a shoulder injury suffered against the Winnipeg Jets on the weekend. The Leafs managed to find a way to win against their Western Canadian rivals, erasing a 2-0 deficit in the…