Maple Leafs, Marner agree to 6-year deal

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  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent forward Mitch Marner to a six-year contract, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
  • Marner have agreed to a new six-year contract with an average annual value of $10.893 million.
  • This ends a months-long negotiation between the Maple Leafs and Marner, who was one of several unsigned remaining RFAs on the market.
  • Marner, 22, is coming off a career-best campaign that saw him amass 26 goals, 94 points and lead the Maple Leafs in scoring for the second-straight season.
  • That 94-point effort made Marner the 11th-highest scorer in the league in 2018-19, and the fifth-highest scoring winger.
  • The restricted free agent’s future has been one of the biggest stories of the off-season, with Marner’s Maple Leafs up against the salary cap after inking Auston Matthews ($11.6 million per year) and John Tavares ($11 million per year) to their own hefty deals.
  •  If you think that’s an overpayment, check back halfway through the deal.
  • A lot of people started to wonder if he was actually going to walk because of the money, but he got what he was looking for and Leafs fans can sleep a little easier heading into preseason.
  • So the next question is : Where will he resign in six years … hahaha… Just kidding

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