John Tavares reveals his future plans with Leafs

He's coming up to a contract year next season.



By now, you've heard the news that the Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed forward William Nylander to a hefty contract extension worth $92 million over eight years, the largest contract extension in franchise history. 

With the deal, this means that Toronto's "Core 4" of Nylander, Auston Matthews, John Tavares and Mitch Marner now count for $46.65 million against the salary cap. 

And speaking of Tavares, he happens to be coming up on a contract year next season; his seven year, $77 million deal that was given to him by former Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas comes to a close in the summer of 2025. So, what exactly does he plan on doing once his current deal expires? 

To nobody's surprise, he says that his preference is to stay with the Maple Leafs, whom he has captained since his second year with the club after coming over from the New York Islanders in the highly-publicized aforementioned deal in 2018.

But understandably, Tavares will not be able to command the same kind of salary that he enjoys right now if he intends on staying with the Leafs. 

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