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Leafs Sign Matthews to Entry-Level Deal | Leafs Hub
Leafs Nation, you can finally breathe. After countless discussions and cruel anticipation, the Maple Leafs have finally signed 2016 first overall draft pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level deal. "This was never an issue at any point," GM Lou Lamoriello stated in his conference call. "Auston was number one overall. The agreement that he has with the Toronto Maple Leafs and his contract, he's earned this. He deserves what he is getting. There was never a question from us on this." According to General Fanager, Matthews' contract is a standard NHL salary of $925,000 with an additional signing bonus of $92,500 and a performance bonus of $2,850,000. Matthews' contract is comparable to that of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. There was heavy criticism that Matthews wasn't signed after the draft or even