Auston Matthews RUMORS & NEWS

  • Auston Matthews laying claim to greatest goal-scoring season in Leafs history

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews was once described by former teammate Connor Carrick as a “violent offensive player.” And that was before the Toronto Maple Leafs sniper woke up every day of this pandemic-shortened season and chose to inflict the kind of violence that should be..." May 07

  • Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews in 'Magnificent' company this season

    TSN "Hockey’s new 3M Company is a conglomerate of super-scorers: Mario, McDavid and Matthews. Mario Lemieux has emerged from the history books to act as a measuring stick for the NHL’s current two most prodigious talents. McDavid is the NHL’s best player and..." May 04

  • Chemistry between Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner fuelling Leafs

    TSN "Two more goals for Auston Matthews on Saturday. Two more assists for Mitch Marner.  Toronto's dynamic duo continues to lead the way as the Leafs close in on their first division title since the 1999-2000 season.  "You could look back to the stone..." May 03

  • Maple Leafs' Matthews continues 'unbelievable' season with Mitch Marner

    Sportsnet "Of all the wild statistics getting bandied about during Auston Matthews’ stroll to the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, one number sticks out: 23. That is the age of the youngest Toronto Maple Leafs regulars, the best players on the team — or..." May 02

  • Nick Foligno set to make Leafs debut alongside Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner

    TSN "It appears Nick Foligno will open his Toronto Maple Leafs career on the top line. The trade deadline acquisition skated on the top line alongside Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner in Toronto's gameday skate on Thursday ahead of their matchup with the..." April 22

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews, William Nylander to return vs. Canucks on Sunday

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs stars Auston Matthews and William Nylander will return to the lineup Sunday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Matthews missed Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets with a left hand/wrist injury, similar to the one that kept him..." April 18

  • Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews pulling away from the pack

    TSN "What happens when you put the league’s two biggest offensive gamebreakers in a restricted division ripe with poor defensive teams? We have found out this season. One of the perks of the North Division – the seven-team Canadian grouping brought forth by COVID-19 border..." April 16

  • Auston Matthews out for Maple Leafs against Jets with undisclosed injury "Auston Matthews will not be in the lineup for the Toronto Maple Leafs when they host the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; TSN4, TSN3, NHL.TV) because of an undisclosed injury. Matthews is day to day. He leads the NHL with 32 goals and is tied for fourth..." April 15

  • Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner’s awesome chemistry

    The Athletic "Because another trade could happen at any moment (right now even!), and we want to ensure that you can read this story all day in peace, the Monday Morning Leafs Report will be a (mostly) trade deadline-free zone this week. We’ll have plenty of coverage of what goes down for..." April 12

  • Maple Leafs' Alex Galchenyuk Got Help From Auston Matthews in the Offseason

    The Hockey News "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Alex Galchenyuk met Auston Matthews back in December as the two skated in a private session that included Galchenyuk's father, Alex Sr., and Boris Dorozhenko, the ice hockey coach credited for much of Matthews' development. Two months later,..." March 30

  • Auston Matthews not stressing goal drought: 'I'm just going to keep shooting'

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews has seen his torrid goal-scoring pace dip recently, but he isn't going to change his approach. Despite being in the midst of a four-game goalless drought, Matthews believes the bounces will go his way again if he sticks..." March 23

  • For Maple Leafs and Auston Matthews, primary concern is ensuring health for Cup run

    Sportsnet "A persistent right wrist injury is doing a better job of stopping Auston Matthews’s shots this season than North Division goaltenders. Matthews had 18 goals in 19 games when he used his hand to cushion the blow while sliding into the end boards during a Jan. 24 meeting..." March 08

  • Sheldon Keefe: Auston Matthews' wrist injury affecting play since return

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove "Auston Matthews was saying earlier he would like the injury that has been affecting him to heal a bit better. Where are you seeing that affect his play if at all? He is not scoring goals like he was, but he is getting opportunities and shots on net. Keefe: It is clear it affects his..." March 08

  • Auston Matthews, Frederik Andersen both set to return vs. Oilers

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs will have both Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen back in the lineup as they look for a three-game sweep of the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs have shutout the Oilers in consecutive games, first with Jack..." March 03

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews hopeful he can return from wrist injury Wednesday

    Sportsnet "If Auston Matthews has it his way, he'll be back in the lineup against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. The Toronto Maple Leafs' star centre told reporters Tuesday that his wrist injury is progressing and he is hopeful to play in the finale of the team's..." March 02

  • Auston Matthews, Frederik Andersen return to Maple Leafs practice on Sunday

    TSN "The undermanned Maple Leafs got both Auston Matthews (wrist) and Frederik Andersen (lower body) back at practice on Sunday in Edmonton, a positive sign they could return from injury during Toronto’s current five-game road trip. But the Leafs..." March 01

  • Leafs' Auston Matthews a GTD vs. Oilers

    TSN "Centre Auston Matthews will be a game-time decision for the Toronto Maple Leafs' game against the Edmonton Oilers Monday, head coach Sheldon Keefe announced.   " March 01

  • Maple Leafs' Matthews to sit out second game in a row vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews will miss his second consecutive contest with a wrist injury, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The star pivot will be sidelined against the Oilers on Monday night after sitting out the opener of Toronto's three-game..." March 01

  • Leafs' Auston Matthews out vs. Oilers; Jack Campbell, Jake Muzzin, Joe Thornton return

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews will not play Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers due to a wrist injury, head coach Sheldon Keefe said, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Matthews' wrist has bothered him..." February 27

  • Leafs' Auston Matthews day-to-day with hand injury

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews did not take part in Friday's practice and is considered day-to-day with a hand injury, the team announced. Matthews' status for Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers currently remains..." February 26

  • Auston Matthews to be game-time decision for Maple Leafs "Auston Matthews, Joe Thornton and Jake Muzzin each will be a game-time decision against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN, CITY, TVAS, NHLN), coach Sheldon Keefe said Friday. Matthews did not practice Friday after the center aggravated an..." February 26

  • Hart Trophy: Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews going toe-to-toe

    The Score "We're still less than halfway through the 2021 NHL season and dozens of games have been rescheduled due to COVID-19. However, while the sample size remains relatively small, it's large enough to have a better idea of who's in the Hart Trophy running. Two otherworldly..." February 26

  • The 12 Highest-Paid NHL Players This Season, Ranked

    Complex "Hockey is back, and with it comes highlight-reel plays, online debates, and fantasy drafts. In short: it’s the type of high-octane diversion we all deserved given the global circumstances. Not even a reduced season (56 games) and a late start (Jan. 13) could dampen our spirits...." February 26

  • Can Auston Matthews score 50 goals in 50 games?

    Sportsnet "When asking the question "can Auston Matthews score 50 goals in 50 games" there are a couple of important things to consider. What’s working for him and what’s working against him? It seems unlikely that any player could accomplish the feat in..." February 25

  • Sheldon Keefe: Auston Matthews' wrist has bothered him 'virtually all season'

    The Score "Auston Matthews' bid for the Hart Trophy looks even more impressive following a postgame revelation from Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe. The bench boss confirmed Matthews' wrist was bothering him as Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Calgary..." February 25

  • Why Auston Matthews is running away with Richard race, eyeing 50 goals

    Pro Football Talk "Auston Matthews was already the clear Maurice Richard Trophy frontrunner heading into Thursday. Really, people like Joe Thornton have been thinking bigger, throwing around Hart and Selke consideration, too. After putting up two goals (and four points) against an overmatched..." February 19

  • Auston Matthews an early contender for ‘Selke, Hart, Rocket’

    Sportsnet "Yes, it may be a tad “silly,” as Sheldon Keefe says, to start engraving theoretical trophies 17 games into the season. But the performance Auston Matthews is delivering night in, night out for the Toronto Maple Leafs has caused at least one future Hall..." February 18

  • Auston Matthews after Senators loss: 'We definitely blew this one'

    The Score "Auston Matthews took responsibility on behalf of his Toronto Maple Leafs after their collapse against the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. “I think we just got a little lackadaisical and I think they challenged us and we didn’t really respond when..." February 16

  • How Auston Matthews has become NHL's most dangerous goal scorer

    Sportsnet "Make no mistake, Auston Matthews was one of the best goal scorers in the NHL last year, and the year before. So “Auston Matthews is good at goal scoring” isn’t exactly shocking the masses as column topics go. But I do think it’s fair to say that..." February 10

  • Leafs see Auston Matthews hot streak as the new normal

    TSN "Auston Matthews has scored in seven straight games he's played in, but there's some debate about whether this personal-best streak actually constitutes a hot stretch for the superstar sharpshooter.  "We were just joking about it, like, it's hard to even call..." February 09

  • Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs killing Canucks' confidence

    Sportsnet "Perhaps even more than boosting their own stock during back-to-back routs, the Toronto Maple Leafs are crashing the Vancouver Canucks'. Prior to arriving this week in the East, land of the 4 p.m. PT start, the Canucks were riding a four-game win streak. That spike..." February 07

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews returns to lineup vs. Flames

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews returned to the lineup on Sunday against the Calgary Flames. Matthews missed Friday's win over the Edmonton Oilers after getting banged up in Wednesday's loss to the Oilers. No specific diagnosis was given by the Maple..." January 24

  • Leafs' Joe Thornton out four weeks, Auston Matthews won't face Oilers

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Auston Matthews and Joe Thornton against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. Head coach Sheldon Keefe announced Friday morning that Thornton will miss a minimum of four weeks with the rib fracture, while Matthews is day-to-day with upper-body..." January 22

  • Sheldon Keefe: Auston Matthews 'wasn't feeling great'

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews skated briefly before the team's practice on Thursday, but departed the ice before the team session began. Head coach Sheldon Keefe said after practice that Matthews' status would be updated on Friday morning ahead of their..." January 21

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews wasn't feeling well, left Thursday's practice early

    Sportsnet "After logging 24:14 in a physical, 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Auston Matthews wasn't feeling well and left the Toronto Maple Leafs' Thursday practice early, coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters. Keefe said further updates on Matthews' status will be..." January 21

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews ‘pumped’ NHL has reverted to non-tech pucks

    Sportsnet "What’s old is new again. And Auston Matthews is just one of several NHL players happy to see it. On Tuesday, the National Hockey League pulled its high-tech pucks loaded with tracking chips from games due to user complaint. Heading into..." January 20

  • Forged in off-season, Connor McDavid-Auston Matthews bond pushing stars to new heights

    Sportsnet "If there was a game to be played, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews played it. Golf. Tennis. Pickleball. Roller hockey. Spike ball. And of course, the one that brought them together in the first place. During an off-season unlike any other in..." January 20

  • Connor McDavid's agent shares strongly-worded tweet about Auston Matthews taking cross-checks to the back

    Bardown "Auston Matthews likely came away from the Leafs’ 5-4 season opener over the Habs feeling a little sore. At least on his backside. The 2016 first overall pick was roughed up repeatedly by Shea Weber on Wednesday night and you better believe people took notice. Fans, spectators,..." January 14

  • Leafs' Auston Matthews to get PK reps

    TSN "Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Thursday Auston Matthews and Jason Spezza will start taking reps on the penalty to get a feel for the role for use on a part-time basis. Keefe said Zach Hyman, Mitch Marner, Ilya Mikheyev and Alex Kerfoot will serve as the..." January 07

  • Why time is right for Maple Leafs to expand Auston Matthews' defensive role

    Sportsnet "After watching Auston Mathews become the NHL’s most dangerous 5-on-5 goal-scorer, the Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to creating new opportunities for him to expand his overall impact on the game. That will include part-time penalty killing duties this upcoming..." January 07

  • Maple Leafs' Sheldon Keefe: Joe Thornton will start at left wing with Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner

    Sportsnet "Heading into a unique season that'll see his club play a compressed schedule in a novel all-Canadian division, Sheldon Keefe is giving his starring young pair some veteran savvy to help them navigate 2020-21. Speaking with the media Sunday as the Toronto Maple..." January 03

  • Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid sharing ice to prepare for 2020-21 season

    Sportsnet "Almost two years to the day since his final NHL appearance, Peter Budaj strapped on the pads and unleashed a brilliant performance. Stopping everything sent at him, Budaj looked up to see a goalie-deflating challenge headed his way: Connor McDavid carrying the..." November 23

  • Movember: Auston Matthews to shave mustache if enough money raised

    The Score "Auston Matthews' upper lip may be a bit colder next season. The Toronto Maple Leafs superstar announced he'll shave his polarizing mustache - which he sported for all of last season - if he can raise $134,000 by the end of November for Movember proceeds. " November 09