Mitch Marner’s wallet got a bit heftier during last night’s 4-1 Leafs win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 21-year-old is already making more than most people can dream of earning in a year and added to his season total after recording his 35th assists of the season. His apple on John Tavares’ third period goal helped him earn his Schedule A bonus on his entry-level contract after reaching the milestone for the second consecutive season. He’s now tied with Brayden Point for fifth in league scoring.
Players can also earn the bonus if they reach 20 goals, a 60 point minimum, or average .73 points per game through a minimum of 42 games. Marner happened to do all three last season after leading the Leafs with 22 goals and 47 assists in 82 games.
$212,500 is obviously a dream bonus for most people, but it’ll be just a fraction of what he’ll likely be receiving on his next contract. Marner is due for a new deal this summer and could find himself in the $10 million AAV range if he keeps up his pace.
Must be nice to be one of the best hockey players in the world at age 21!
(H/T Complete Hockey News)