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William Nylander Signs Eight-Year $92 Million Extension with Maple Leafs

William Nylander has been with the Toronto Maple Leafs since the very start of his NHL career, and he’s not going anywhere. The right winger signed an eight-year extension with his current team, worth a staggering $92 million. Nylander’s contract extension carries an average annual value of $11.5 million, and it’s one of the highest in the NHL, behind Auston Matthews' NHL-high $13.25 million, which kicks off next season. Nylander’s new extension is also the largest in franchise history overall, surpassing John Tavares' seven-year deal worth $77 million. Nylander has been drafted by the Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and extending his contract is a no-brainer since he feels right at home in Toronto. "This is the longest I've ever spent in one place my entire life. It was funny, the other day I was talking to a friend, and I said, 'And then we go home,' referring to Toronto. So without even thinking about it, this is home," Nylander told reporters on Monday. Nylander has been on top of his game this season, registering 21 goals and 33 assists in 37 games. He’s tied with Connor McDavid for the fifth-most points in the league, with a total of 54.