Auston Taylour Matthews is an American professional hockey center and replacement captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. Born in San Ramon, California, Matthews and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona when he was a child. After playing baseball and hockey as a child, he developed a special interest in hockey after watching the Phoenix Coyotes play locally. As a product of the American Hockey Federation's United States National Hockey Team Development Program, Matthews played for the Swiss National Federation's ZSC Lions before joining the NHL in 2016, winning the title of the Swiss Cup the same year. Matthews was considered by many to be the top prospect in the draft and was first selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Matthews became the first player in modern NHL history to score four goals in his NHL debut.
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Center who was selected first overall in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He set an NHL record with 4 goals in his first career game and went on to win the 2017 Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie.
Growing up, he played with US National Development Team and ZSC Lions of National League A, bypassing the the more traditional Canadian major junior leagues and the NCAA.
He scored 116 points in his second season with the US National Development Team, breaking Patrick Kane's record of 102.
He was born to Brian and Ema Matthews in San Ramon, California; he later moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.
He spent a year playing with Jack Eichel while the two were on the USNDT during the 2013-2014 season.
- First choices in the general classification of the National Hockey League
- Winner of the Calder Trophy
- The ice hockey players come from California
- Athlete from Scottsdale, Arizona
- Hispanic and Latin American athlete
- ZSC Lions players
- United States National Hockey Team Development Program players
- Pick a Toronto Maple Leafs Draft
- National All-Star Hockey
Latest information about Auston Matthews updated on June 14 2021.