Mitch Marner, Maple Leafs agree to new six-year contract

Chris Johnston and Shawn McKenzie breakdown the Toronto Maple Leafs signing Mitch Marner, noting that the team is now all in, with several defencemen on expiring contracts and very little wiggle room with the salary cap.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and restricted free agent forward Mitch Marner have agreed to a new six-year contract with an average annual value of $10.893 million.

This ends a months-long negotiation between the Maple Leafs and Marner, who was one of several unsigned remaining RFAs on the market.

Marner, 22, is coming off a career-best campaign that saw him amass 26 goals, 94 points and lead the Maple Leafs in scoring for the second-straight season. That 94-point effort made Marner the 11th-highest scorer in the league in 2018-19, and the fifth-highest scoring winger.

The restricted free agent’s future has been one of the biggest stories of the off-season, with Marner’s Maple Leafs up against the salary cap after inking Auston Matthews ($11.6 million per year) and John Tavares ($11 million per year) to their own hefty deals.

September 13, 2019

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Mitchell Marner
Right Wing
AGE: 22
LENGTH:
6 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$10.893 million
TOTAL:
$65.358 million

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