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Toronto Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 4-year contract extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed forward Auston Matthews.

The team announced Wednesday that Matthews has re-signed to a four-year contract extension.

The club said the average annual value of the contract is $13.25 million.

Matthews — who was signed on Feb. 5, 2019 — has one year remaining on his current contract.

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In a tweet Wedesday, Matthews said he feels “fortunate to continue this journe as a Maple Leaf in front of the best fans in hockey! ”

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“I will do everything I can to help get us to the top of the mountain,” he wrote.

Matthews was the first overall pick in the 2016 draft.

He won the Hart Trophy in the 2021-2022 season when he scored 60 goals – setting the single-season franchise record for the Leafs.

Matthews has also been the teams’s alternate captain since the 2019-2020 season.

The 25-year-old from Scottsdale, A.Z., recorded 85 points last season in 74 regular season games, scoring 40 goals and 45 assists.

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During the playoffs, Matthews scored five goals and six assists in 11 games.

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