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What happens to those hat-trick hats? -

When Maple Leafs wunderkind Auston Matthews netted his third goal at the 1:25 mark of the second period in his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night, he became an instant hockey legend, and ecstatic Toronto fans honoured a ...and more »

Matthews becomes first in NHL's 100-year history to score four goals in debut - The Guardian

The future of the Toronto Maple Leafs has arrived ahead of schedule. Auston Matthews, the No1 overall pick of the NHL draft, scored four goals on his first four shots less than 40 minutes into his debut on Wednesday night in Ottawa.and more »

AZ Native With Tucson Family Makes History In His NHL Debut - KVOA Tucson News

Auston Mathews is the Arizona-born, Scottsdale-raised hockey player who was the #1 overall pick in the NHL Draft. He has a number of Tucson ties (with family here in the Old Pueblo). Auston Mathew's mother was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico while ...and more »

Who is Auston Matthews? A handy guide to the NHL's dazzling debutant - The Guardian

An Arizona teenager just became the first player in a century to score four goals in his debut – and a rare excuse for Maple Leafs fans to feel good about themselves. Sean McIndoe · @DownGoesBrown. Thu 13 Oct 2016 04.30 EDT Last modified on Thu 13 ...and more »

Leafs' centennial celebrations good for current team, Shanahan says - Toronto Star

Around the time the Centennial Classic outdoor game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings was announced, somebody told Brendan Shanahan it was a shame his team's 100th anniversary landed this season. In a few years' time, the ...and more »

Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals in His First NHL Game - New York Times

The N.H.L. started its regular season on Wednesday with a couple of big names set to miss their openers: Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins star, who is recovering from a concussion; and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres, the No. 2 draft pick last ...and more »

10 NHL teenagers trying to survive 10 games -

“If you rush the process, history proved over and over again that it's not conducive to the player.” —Ron Hextall. The greatest indication of the NHL's youth movement, beyond the crowd of veteran free agents who failed to hang on even via professional ...and more »

No. 1 overall pick Auston Matthews makes history in NHL debut - USA TODAY

Auston Matthews scored four goals in his NHL debut in the Toronto Maple Leafs' opening-night game Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. And he wasted no time in getting the scoring going. After a wild scramble, the puck kicked out to Matthews and he ...and more »

Auston Matthews makes history with 4 goals in NHL debut -

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews made history by scoring four goals in a "surreal" NHL debut on Wednesday night in Ottawa. It took only eight minutes and 21 seconds for Matthews to enter the history books, scoring his first goal against ...and more »

Maple Leafs open season with one of youngest teams in NHL - The Globe and Mail

It was only noon, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were already younger. They claimed Seth Griffith off waivers from division rival Boston Bruins, snapping up one of several interesting young talents available around the league as teams pared down. Toronto ...and more »