Auston Matthews RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matthews not concerned about captaincy, says agency rep Bobby Orr

    The Score "With John Tavares now part of the Toronto Maple Leafs, questions about the team's open captaincy appear to be building. The club has not had a captain since Dion Phaneuf was dealt to the Ottawa Senators in 2016. Many believe Auston..." July 10

  • Dubas on keeping Nylander, Marner, Matthews: ‘We can, and we will’

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas pulled off the biggest signing of the summer when he landed UFA forward John Tavares on July 1, but his work this off-season is far from done. In fact, with Tavares’ $11-million cap hit now on the books for the next seven seasons,..." July 04

  • Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner may prefer to sign new deals next summer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "New Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas has already reached out to the agents for center Auston Matthews and winger Mitch Marner, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports (video link).  He also notes that Toronto’s preference would be to get deals done with both players at the same time but McKenzie..." June 12

  • What does Auston Matthews' agent change mean for the Maple Leafs?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews changed agencies last week, the Maple Leafs are suddenly wondering what that means for them? After a turbulent offseason so far with their star player, which includes a poor playoff showing, two meetings with head coach Mike Babcock and an..." June 10

  • Leafs’ Auston Matthews switches agencies

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews has switched agencies, moving from CAA Hockey to Orr Hockey Group. Judd Moldaver, Matthews’ agent, made the jump, which prompted the 20-year-old to make the change. " June 06

  • Matthews not automatically next Maple Leafs captain, Sundin says "Auston Matthews may seem like the obvious choice to become the next captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but former captain Mats Sundin said that may not necessarily be the case. "It's easy to say Auston Matthews, he should be the captain," Sundin told TSN 1050 on Friday...." May 26

  • Babcock details visit with Matthews: 'It's not going to be rosy every day'

    The Score "Following reports of a rift stemming from the Toronto Maple Leafs' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, head coach Mike Babcock visited star player Auston Matthews in his native Arizona earlier this month. Babcock says the face time allowed them to work out any..." May 14

  • Leafs’ Babcock in Arizona to meet with Auston Matthews

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock is in Arizona to meet with star forward Auston Matthews with the intention of clearing up any differences, according to the Headlines panel on Hockey Night in Canada. “The expectation is the two of them are going to talk or have talked this weekend as..." May 06

  • Should Leafs fans really worry about Babcock and Matthews?

    Yardbarker "It was mentioned in a recent PHR post that rumors of friction between Toronto Maple Leafs bench boss Mike Babcock and star Auston Matthews carried over into the postseason, a rift that was discussed at length by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos who appeared on Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup. Kypreos..." April 29

  • Matthews denies rift with Babcock, wants to play with Marner more

    The Score "Auston Matthews insists there's no tension between himself and head coach Mike Babcock. "Our relationship is fine," the Toronto Maple Leafs star told reporters, including Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, at the club's dressing-room clean-out session Friday. Matthews was presumably asked about it..." April 27

  • All eyes on Leafs’ Auston Matthews, for better or worse

    Sportsnet "When Auston Matthews was 12 years old, he got on a plane from his home in Arizona and flew across the country for a one-game tryout with a team from Ukraine. He scored three goals in a period. That earned him a spot in the Quebec Peewee tournament. A couple years later, he arrived at the tryout..." April 21

  • A closer look at Auston Matthews’ struggles this post-season

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews has been under a level of scrutiny he hasn’t really faced in his young career. The franchise cornerstone has undoubtedly struggled to make his presence felt in this series – with just one point in four games – which was all the more apparent in Game 4 when there was no risk of..." April 21

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews has NHL's best-selling jersey this season

    ESPN "Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had the top-selling jersey among NHL players for the 2017-18 season, topping last year's leader, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matthews, 20, was fourth in jersey sales in 2016-17, when he won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the..." April 21

  • Sounds like Auston Matthews will finally return for Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "All things considered, the Toronto Maple Leafs have weathered the storm when it comes to Auston Matthews‘ injuries. Granted, there are likely “What if?” games, with Tuesday’s disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning standing as an example. Would the Maple Leafs have coughed up a 3-0 lead..." March 21

  • Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews sheds non-contact jersey at practice

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs received some good news regarding their best player Saturday morning. Auston Matthews wore his normal practice jersey at the team’s skate ahead of a Hockey Night in Canada showdown with the Montreal Canadiens, indicating he could be nearing a return to the lineup. The..." March 17

  • Matthews skating, but Maple Leafs taking long view with franchise star

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs are eager to finish a practice with one of the best players you could choose to start a franchise. Auston Matthews skated alongside his teammates Wednesday at the club’s practice facility for the first time in two weeks. Although the Leafs leading goal-scorer left the..." March 07

  • Leafs’ Auston Matthews skating while battling injury

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews didn’t join his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates at the U.S. Navel Academy for Saturday’s outdoor game, but he continues to make progress towards a return. The star centre has been nursing a second-degree shoulder sprain since getting sandwiched with a hit on Feb. 22 and is skating..." March 03

  • Babcock on Matthews injury: Day to day 'usually means 10'

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock gave an update on Auston Matthews' injury timeline, hintin the star forward could be out for at least 10 days. "We always tell you day-to-day and that usually means 10 and then we go from there," Babcock told reporters in reference to Matthews'..." February 24

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