Leafs offered Marner $11M AAV in June

  • Mitch Marner apparently declined an offer that would’ve made him one of the highest-paid players in the NHL.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs offered the restricted free-agent winger a contract with an annual cap hit of $11 million in June, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
  • The average annual value would’ve tied Marner with Drew Doughty and teammate John Tavares as the fourth-highest paid player in the league.
  • The $11-million offer also included performance bonuses that the club wouldn’t pay during his entry-level contract, according to Dreger.
  • The Leafs have been pushing both seven- and eight-year contracts for Marner, Dreger added.
  • However, a three-year extension now remains the focus, which would be problematic for Toronto, as his salary in the final season could be as high as $12 million.
  • Marner could then accept the $12-million qualifying offer and walk into unrestricted free agency after the fourth year.

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