Maple Leafs aware of complaint against Auston Matthews

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              Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) and center Auston Matthews talk during the third period of an NHL hockey preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
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TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs say they are aware of a complaint of disturbing the peace against star forward Auston Matthews.

The team says Matthews is cooperating with authorities and declined further comment “out of respect for the process involved.”

A Scottsdale, Arizona, police spokesman said the department in Matthews’ hometown investigated a disorderly conduct case involving an Auston Matthews on May 26. He said Matthews was not arrested and the case has been forwarded to the city prosecutor’s office for review.

Online court records show an Auston Matthews with a birthdate of September 1997 was issued a summons on July 23 for “disorderly conduct — disruptive behavior or fighting.” The Leafs center was born Sept. 17, 1997.

The City of Scottsdale’s court website listed a pre-trial conference set for Wednesday morning.

A message was left Tuesday for Larry Kazan, who is listed as Matthews’ lawyer.

Matthews, the first pick in the 2016 draft, has 111 goals and 205 points in 212 NHL games. He also has 10 goals and three assists in 20 playoff appearances for Toronto.

Matthews, one of the NHL’s great young talents, signed a five-year contract extension in February at an annual average of $11.6 million.