William Nylander Is “Going Home” And Signed A Six Year Deal With Maple Leafs

In true Hollywood fashion we had to wait to the bitter end to find out what would happen with William Nylander. Fans on social media were beginning to lose hope but just before the 5pm deadline on Saturday the news broke that the restricted free agent signed a six-year deal and is eligible to play this season. He posted a photo of his hockey bag on his social media pages with the caption “Going Home” Nylander who was born in Calgary and his dad Michael played with the Flames and other teams and lived in the states and Sweden during his life will receive an average of $6.9 million US per year from the second to sixth years and $10.2 million for 2018-19. He is expected to report to practice Monday. Nylander, 22, played in all 82 regular season games for the Leafs in 2017-18 and registered 61 points (20 goals, 41 assists). He also had a goal and three assists in seven 2018 playoff games. In 185 career NHL regular season games, he has recorded 135 points (48 goals, 87 assists), while registering eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 13 career Stanley Cup playoff games. Auston Matthews returned to the lineup this past week after an injury kept him out for a month and scored his 13th of the season in his 13th game and has 7 assists for 20 points. He and Mitch Marner can become restricted free agents on July 1, 2019, and are in line for significant raises so GM Kyle Dubas will have to deal with them. Defenseman Jake Gardiner can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. John Tavares has 30 points 17 goals, and 13 assists in 27 games and currently second in the Atlantic Division and second in the NHL standings, one point behind the Tampa Bay Lightning at 19-7-1. Saturday night Toronto defeated the Wild in Minnesota 5-3 and improved to 19-8. Leafs have won 10 of their first 13 road games to begin a season for the first time in franchise history. The Maple Leafs are in Buffalo to take on the upstart Sabres Tuesday and at home Thursday to face the Detroit Red Wings. Are the parade plans in full swing? Do you feel confident that all the pieces are now in place and The Buds will finally win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1967? Join the conversation on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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