Auston Matthews's 2017 Player Profile

(1) Auston Matthews   Maple Leafs   C    [Age: 20]    [Ht: 6'3' ]    [Wt: 216 ]
YearTmGGoalAssSOGPPGPtsPPP+/-PenGWGSHG
2017 (Projected)TOR824533302107826-11660
 
2016TOR8240292798692121480
 
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Matthews entered the 2016-17 with high expectations after he was taken first overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and he managed to not only live up to them, but also surpass them. He made an immediate impact in his NHL debut when he scored four goals, which is the first time that a player has done that in the modern era (since 1943-44). Matthews accounted for 10 points in his first six outings before going on a 13-game goalless skid. However, it was difficult for the opposition to keep him off the scoresheet for the rest of the season, as he finished with an incredible 40 goals and 69 points in 82 games. Matthews led a talented rookie class in goals and points, while leading the Leafs in both categories as well. Additionally, he set new franchise records in Toronto’s 100th year for goals and points by a rookie. His goal total also tied him for second overall in the league and his 32 even-strength markers led all skaters. The talented center also potted eight power-play tallies, among his 21 points on the man advantage, and he contributed eight game winners. Impressively, he was credited with at least one shot in all 82 games and concluded the year with 279 pucks on target. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Matthews earned the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. He went on to record four goals and one assist in six playoff games. Matthews passed every test in his first season and proved that is capable of thriving at the NHL level. The future of the Leafs appears to bright with him leading the charge and an 80-point performance in his sophomore campaign isn't out of the question.
Updated Oct. 21: Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Ottawa. The Leafs were down 3-0 going into the third period, but they managed to cut the deficit to 3-2 thanks to goals by James van Riemsdyk and Matthews. Later on in the period, Matthews helped set up William Nylander's power play goal, which cut the deficit to 4-3 at the time. U


Recent News on Auston Matthews
Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Ottawa.
The Leafs were down 3-0 going into the third period, but they managed to cut the deficit to 3-2 thanks to goals by James van Riemsdyk and Matthews. Later on in the period, Matthews helped set up William Nylander's power play goal, which cut the deficit to 4-3 at the time. Unfortunately for the Leafs, that's as close as they'd come to tying the game. Matthews has now picked up at least one point in seven of Toronto's eight games. He has seven goals and 12 points this season.
10/21/2017 10:25:00 PM

 

Auston Matthews scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Matthews' goal at the 15:46 mark of the first period pushed Toronto's lead to 3-1 at the time. He also registered the primary assist on William Nylander's empty-netter late in the third period. Matthews has now picked up a point in six of the Maple Leafs' seven games. The 20-year-old is up to six goals, four assists and a plus-10 rating in seven contests. The Leafs have won six of their first seven games for the seventh time in franchise history.
10/18/2017 10:40:00 PM

 

Auston Matthews has been awarded with the second star of the week distinction.
Matthews netted four goals, including two overtime winners, in three games. The sophomore center has accounted for at least one point in five consecutive contests this season.
10/16/2017 5:20:00 PM

Source:   NHL.com

 

Auston Matthews scored twice for the Leafs in a 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens Saturday night.
Matthews gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead in the first period, thanks to a wicked wrister that bypassed netminder Carey Price, before scoring the overtime winner. He's now scored in three straight games and has scored in all but one game this year.
10/14/2017 9:58:00 PM

Source:   NHL.com

 

Auston Matthews scored a late goal but it wasn't enough as the Toronto Maple Leafs dropped their first game of the season 6-3 to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
With the goal, Matthews now has six points (three goals, three assists) in four games, which is exactly the same number of points he had last year through four games. Considering he had 69 points in last year's Calder Trophy-winning rookie campaign, that is good news for fantasy owners. The Leafs' offense is potent this season and Matthews can definitely put up enough points to challenge for the Art Ross.
10/11/2017 11:05:00 PM