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Confirmed: Toronto Maple Leafs signed William Nylander (6 Years / $10.2M year 1 - $6.9M years 2 to 6)

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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:04
#1
William Nylander has signed a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
STANDARD CONTRACT
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LENGTH: 6 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Toronto Maple LeafsToronto Maple Leafs
VALUE: $45,000,000
C.H.% : 12.93
SIGNING DATE: December 1, 2018
SOURCE: @CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2018-19$10,277,778$10,277,778$0$2,000,000$10,000,000$12,000,000$12,000,000
2019-20$6,962,366$6,962,366$0$8,300,000$700,000$9,000,000$9,000,000
2020-21$6,962,366$6,962,366$0$3,500,000$2,500,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2021-22$6,962,366$6,962,366$0$3,500,000$2,500,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2022-23$6,962,366$6,962,366$0$3,500,000$2,500,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2023-24Modified NTC$6,962,366$6,962,366$0$3,500,000$2,500,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
TOTAL$45,089,608$45,089,608$0$24,300,000$20,700,000$45,000,000$45,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Player submits a 10 team no trade list.
CLAUSE SOURCE: @TSNBobMcKenzie
CONTRACT NOTE: Because the player signed after season start as an RFA, the cap hit/AAV varies. Please see the FAQ for further explanation
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:04
#2
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Well, that was a close call.
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:05
#3
Molson beer is meh
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:05
#4
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Nice.
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:05
#5
Big John T
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good
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:06
#6
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Edited Dec 1, 2018 at 5:35
Okay good deal
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:07
#7
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Maple Leafs are now the Harlem Gloabtrotters of the NHL!
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:08
#8
#DisruptTheNight
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“All of our problems on defense are solved now, we have Nylander”
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:09
#9
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Quoting: Hedman77
“All of our problems on defense are solved now, we have Nylander”


Gimme that delicious salt
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:09
#10
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I still think he’ll be traded next summer.
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:10
#11
#DisruptTheNight
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Quoting: kaljakori
Gimme that delicious salt


I don’t need to, leafs fans will do it for me by May
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:20
#12
Jacob Smells
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Quoting: Hedman77
“All of our problems on defense are solved now, we have Nylander”


https://www.oddsshark.com/nhl/defensive-stats
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:20
#13
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Now we can just focus on hockey.......
"What the Nylander deal means got Matthews and Marner"
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:21
#14
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Quoting: CFMan
Waaaaay too much. (Original post had it at 6,900,000) Definitely NOT a good deal.


Uh, you know that the 10,2 is only for this year right?
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:21
#15
FLA V2, B's 4 Life
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Pretty good signing
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:22
#16
FLA V2, B's 4 Life
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Quoting: The_Real_FBGM_37
Pretty good signing
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:26
#17
Big John T
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Day 1 of the season the (undisputed) rumor was Dubas had offered 8 years x $6.000 million = $48 million

by waiting for 31% of this season, the offer increased to $6.9 million (reported elsewhere) x 6 years, after which he is UFA

=> 5.69 x $6.9 = $39.621

If Willie earns more than $8.7 million at age 28-29 in 2024+2025, he will have made more money.

caveats:
- Willie doesn't sustain a career ending injury
- There is no lockout, or the Day 1 offer did not include being paid with a signing bonus during the lockout year
- He is not traded to a team that is so much worse than the Leafs, so that his lifetime earnings past age 30 with the Leafs ends up being higher than going UFA 2 years earlier


The Leafs' future plans: If they don't want to keep Willie long term, the time to trade him is this season to allow for extending Gardiner+Matthews+Marner and to save 1 protected slot in the Seattle expansion draft
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:27
#18
Molson beer is meh
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so after this season, cap hit of $6.996mil. Most Leafs fan did say they wouldn't like a deal at $7mil or more. Technically they got what they wanted! lol
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:30
#19
Big John T
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The Leafs could have had a discount of 0.31 * $6.9 / 6 = $357k on Nylander's cap hit if they had started the process earlier and signed before the regular season. Money paid to Nylander would have been exactly the same.

Penny wise, pound foolish

I like Nylander at $6.54 a lot more than Nylander at $6.9. He feels destined to be traded, hopefully he plays his tail off so that we get a good haul before the trade deadline

(if the salary is $7 instead of $6.9, starting earlier but paying him the same would mean a cap hit of $6.64)
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:31
#20
Retired V2 & V3 GM
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Wow! Lots of money!
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:34
#21
Majors and minors
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Ok 10.2 for year 1... But he's only got 56 games left regardless of shape/size. After that the 6.9 might be worth it as long as he scores but he has to score > x # of points. Right. I think Leafs look to trade him.
Dec 1, 2018 at 5:37
#22
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Quoting: kaljakori
Uh, you know that the 10,2 is only for this year right?


Nah I was dumb and assumed it was 10 mil per the 6 years. My b, good deal.
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Dec 1, 2018 at 5:42
#23
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I bet you a loonie that Nylander gets injured the first game back and misses three months
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Dec 1, 2018 at 6:00
#24
MountRoyal514
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I voted no before reading the details, 10 million is too much but thats just includes the signing bonus for the first year, just under 7 is fine for him.
Dec 1, 2018 at 6:01
#25
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They were fighting over that last 4,000 a year. Nylander didn't get it in the end.
 
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