The Toronto Maple Leafs have built themselves quite the team over the past couple of years. With recent trades for impact players like defenseman Jake Muzzin
One of the players who has been at the head of Toronto's transformation is All-Star Auston Matthews. He's now in the last year of his three-year deal since being drafted first-overall in 2016. There's no question that the Leafs will be negotiating an extension. Matthews' agent is headed into town to try to make a deal this week.
Expectation is that Judd Moldaver, agent for Auston Matthews, will be in Toronto this week presumably to continue talks with the Leafs. Still work to be done but seems to be momentum. Again, belief is most likely 5-yr or 6-yr deal if both sides can get it done over next few weeks— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 2, 2019
While a finished deal might not be ready for a few more weeks, it's crucial that the Leafs
Matthews reached 60 points in each of his first two seasons and is on track to do it again this year. He's got 22 goals and 23 assists for a total of 45 points in only 36 games.
Leafs fans should expect a deal to be signed in the near future. It doesn't look like Matthews is going anywhere any time soon.