How Much Will Morgan Rielly’s Next Contract Cost the Maple Leafs?

Between Sportsnet and TSN us Leafs fans are put through constant worry about our cap situation. Well, allow this article to maybe act as a calm amidst the storm we’re currently in (Leafs and life related). 
Today, I’d like to take some time to talk about Morgan Rielly. What specifically about him? Well, the new contract he’ll be needing in two years. I know there are lots of variables and uncertainty at the moment with the NHL salary cap, but there are a few tools and comparisons that we can use to help us determine what a fair cost for Rielly would be. Things to consider are the salary cap, his age, team situation, and his comps. 
But before we do that I think it’s important to review just how good Rielly has been for the Leafs over the last three seasons (17/18 – 19/20).
 

Year
GP
G
A
PTS
P/G
EVP
PPP
ZS%
xGF% Rel
xGAR

17/18
76
6
46
52
0.68
27
25
48/52
-0.20
8

18/19
82
20
52
72
0.88
51
21
56/44
-0.56
20.7

19/20
47
3
24
27
0.57
20
7
50/50
-0.43
0.4

 
It’s no secret that Rielly struggled this season. He never really looked right out there and admitted to playing injured earlier in the year. Also, Connor McDavid …

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Author: Stephen Brown / The Leafs Nation

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