Same day Auston Matthews signed a five-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner's agent told the Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk magazine has so far tried to lowball his client.
"So far, they have been trying to lowball (Marner)," said Marner's agent Darren Ferris Feschuk. "That's why we've come to this point."
Ferris said Matthew's new $ 58.1 million five-year contract was not a sustainable discount, and Marner, a pending limited free agent, would not take one either.
"It's probably the best contract in the NHL," Ferris said to Feschuk. "There is no sustainable discount there."
"No one else takes a discount. And now you ask (Marner) to take one again? It's nonsense," Ferris says, according to the Toronto Star report. "Mitch has already made them a service on the entry level deal."
Marner is currently in the final year of his construction contract with a pay ceiling of $ 894,167 per capfriendly.com.
The 21-year-old has 20 goals and heads the leaves with 63 points in 52 matches this season. Marner, selected fourth in NHL Draft 2015, has 61 goals and 132 assist in 211 career regular season games with the leaves.