|Date of Birth||9/17/1997|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 223 lbs|
|From||San Ramon, CA|
|Drafted||2016 - Rd 1|
Matthews picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins.
It's just his second helper of the season against seven goals. Matthews started the game against Patrice Bergeron, whom he rarely lined up against last year. And by the third period, coach Mike Babcock put Frederik Gauthier against Bergeron in the face-off dot instead of Matthews. The young superstar has a chance to become a dominant two-way player, but he needs to shore up his face-off skills to do that. Still, Matthews is a stud fantasy play who just happens to have the best shot in the NHL. Bar none.
Matthews scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Lightning.
Both points came in a wild first period that featured seven goals. The assist was actually his first of the season and the goal was his sixth. Matthews has taken his game to a whole new level and as long as he remains healthy, he'll cement himself as the NHL's best sniper. Yes, you read that right. That shot is the league's best, hands down.
Matthews scored twice in a 6-5 shootout loss to Montreal on Saturday night.
The big center already has five goals in three games. And a three-game goal streak on the go, too. Matthews has the best snot in the NHL and his release is unbelievably quick and deceptive. He could flirt with 60 goals if he can stay healthy. You know what to do.
Matthews scored a pair of goals and led all players with eight shots in Toronto's 5-3 win over Ottawa on Wednesday.
Matthews scored consecutive goals just under seven minutes apart in the second period, the second tally coming on the power play. It was an explosive start to the regular season for the 22-year-old, who endured a turbulent end to training camp after an alleged off-ice incident from May became publicly known just over a week ago. A healthy Matthews could very well surpass the 37 goals and 73 points he posted a year ago.