Off The Post: Auston Matthews Frustrated After Tuesday’s Loss in Philadelphia – The Toronto Maple Leafs fought back from a 1-0 deficit to tie the game up against the Philadelphia Flyers in the third period and then the Flyers scored five unanswered goals to win the game 6-1. Matthews voiced his displeasure after the game when he spoke about the loss with Russ Cohen.

Off The Post: Auston Matthews Frustrated After Tuesday's Loss in Philadelphia

Auston Matthews: Center – Toronto Maple Leafs

Matthews was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He was the first American to be picked with the first selection since Patrick Kane in 2007. He had been playing professionally in the Swiss League. The opportunity to work with former NHL head coach Marc Crawford was an invaluable learning experience for the young prospect. Crawford had nothing but greats things to say about the 18-year-old who chose to play professionally instead of going the more traditional college or junior hockey route.

He made his NHL debut in the Maple Leafs’ first game of the 2016-17 season against the Ottawa Senators. He scored four goals in the game, becoming the first player in modern NHL history to score four goals in his debut. Matthews’ rookie season was one for the ages as he put up 69 points (40 goals, 29 assists) in 82 games. He took home the Calder Cup and helped the Leafs make the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in a full season since 2004.

Collectors looking for Auston Matthewsrookie cards can find them in 2016-17 NHL Hockey Card sets from Upper Deck. His Young Guns rookie card appears in Series 1.

Through 241 career games, Matthews has scored 236 points (127 goals, 109 assists). The Leafs are currently tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division with 30 points. Matthews is currently wearing the “A” for his team and will be a leader in Toronto for many years to come.

Off The Post: Auston Matthews Frustrated After Tuesday’s Loss in Philadelphia – Career Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOW FOL FO% BLK HIT TK GV Awards
2016-17 19 TOR NHL 82 40 29 69 2 14 32 8 0 8 16 13 0 279 14.3 476 1446 17:38 530 600 46.9 61 21 76 44 AS-5,Byng-6,Calder-1,Hart-11,Selke-38
2017-18 20 TOR NHL 62 34 29 63 25 12 29 5 0 5 21 8 0 187 18.2 312 1124 18:08 375 313 54.5 61 16 59 59 Byng-8
2018-19 21 TOR NHL 68 37 36 73 -9 12 25 12 0 5 28 8 0 251 14.7 447 1262 18:33 475 436 52.1 60 28 57 67 Byng-8
2019-20 22 TOR NHL 29 16 15 31 4 6 12 4 0 2 10 5 0 107 15.0 177 578 19:55 174 129 57.4 12 15 20 13
Career 4 yrs NHL 241 127 109 236 22 44 98 29 0 20 75 34 0 824 15.4 1412 4409 18:18 1554 1478 51.3 194 80 212 183
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/4/2019.

Here is a look at some of Auston Matthews’ cards as he talks about Tuesday’s loss with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

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