The last player in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Core Four to break into the eight-figure pay club is William Nylander. The ninth-year NHL forward and his agent reached an eight-year contract extension on Monday. On July 1, he was eligible to become a free agent without restrictions. With a no-movement clause, it is the highest deal in Maple Leafs history in terms of overall value. In August of last year, top center Auston Matthews agreed to a four-year contract deal with Toronto, at an average of $13.25 million US per year. Linemate Mitch Marner inked a six-year contract in 2019 with an AAV of $10.893 million, while John Tavares, another forward, received a seven-year contract in 2018 that pays $11 million. Additionally, defenseman Morgan Rielly is enrolled in a second-year.