Morgan Rayleigh’s future As the 27-year-old guard enters the final season of his contract, the game with the Toronto Maple Leafs has become an offseason topic. By the 2021-22 season, his contract status will continue to hover above Rielly and the club.
Rielly’s current average annual income is $5 million.this Toronto SunSteve Simmons Recently, it was pointed out that young guards such as Kyle Markal of Colorado, Seth Jones of Chicago, Edmonton Darnell Nass and Milo Heskanen of Dallas signed long-term contracts worth more than 800 per year. Ten thousand U.S. dollars. Earlier this week, Toronto StarChris Johnston It is doubtful that Rielly has accepted fewer new contracts than this.
Johnston believes that between Rayleigh and Dallas’ John Klinberg, who will become the top defensive player in the unrestricted free agent market next summer. During roughly the same career games, he compared Leaf blueliner’s career average points per game (0.53) with New Jersey’s Dodge Hamilton and Washington’s John Carlson.
Hat friendly show The Leafs have 14 players worth more than $67.78 million in the 2022-23 season. Since the salary cap for next season is expected to only increase by $1 million to $82.5 million, when they also let Jack Campbell and Rasmus Sandin re-sign, they will not have much room for Raleigh to stay on the court.
Johnston speculated that the Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas might take several approaches. He can sign Lily now and deal with the salary cap issue later. He can take a wait-and-see attitude towards the season, or treat the big minute blue informant as his “own tenant” and let him go next summer.
The Leafs’ performance this season may also determine Raleigh’s fate. Another first-round exit of the playoffs could cause major changes, including saying goodbye to their best defensive players.