NHL Rumors: Auston Matthews on his next contract and playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Sportsnet: When asked by Pierre LeBrun just how much he feels group success in the playoffs may be an aspect or not next summertime as the Toronto Maple Leafs have the ability to sign him to an agreement next offseason, if things are looped in his mind, Auston Matthews reacts:

** NHLRumors.com transcription

“Ya, so, I figured, I value the concern, I’d like to be clear about the agreement things, I’m going to discuss it today and I believe that’s it. I comprehend why I’m being asked however at the very same time, I’m concentrated on this season. I’m concentrated clearly on winning, and continuing to enhance and assist press this group over the edge.

As far as that goes, I’m simply concentrated on this season and what’s to come and the future I see (??). When that time comes, we’ll handle it, however I believe I’ve been quite clear. I’ve enjoyed my time here. I actually like playing in the city of Toronto. I believe, I consider it home now. I’ve actually enjoyed my time. My colleagues have actually been unbelievable every year. It’s great to have the assistance the city brings. Obviously, we’re all working to bring that a person supreme objective.

So, I value the concern however I’m not going to be amusing this concern all year. I comprehend why you people wish to speak about it however at the very same time, there’s absolutely nothing that can be done. I’m under agreement for 2 more years. I can’t extend for another 10 months. I’ll simply type of leave it at that however I value the concern.”

Sportsnet: ** NHLRumors.com transcribing 2 Auston Matthews sections – on playing in Toronto and not concentrating on his next agreement.

“Just the city, the method the city type of welcomed the gamers, welcomed myself, my household. I’ve simply type of grown comfy in my own skin here and it’s difficult to do that sometimes however I simply believe it’s such an unique location to play.

Just the people I’ve had the ability to have fun with, that I’m still having fun with today, from my very first year in the league till now. I believe you simply construct those relationships with individuals in the company and your colleagues.

And like I stated, it’s simply an unique location to play. Obviously, a great deal of history here and it’s a huge honor to head out every night and use the Maple Leaf on my chest.

So, it’s certainly something I don’t consider given and I actually value, however like I stated. It’s seemed like house for a while and it’s simply a remarkable location to play and I’ve actually enjoyed my time.

Chris Johnston asks Matthews about Nathan MacKinnon’s huge agreement extension and just how much it affects him as he’ll be a UFA in 2 years.

“I suggest I’m not exactly sure. I’m actually delighted for Nate. I’ve been fortunate enough to have fun with him, be familiar with him, and he’s clearly a quite unbelievable gamer.

So I believe that agreements much should have and as far as my scenario, I’m not actually too concentrated on that, it’s still a couple years away.”



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