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

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. NHL 2016-17 predictions: our writers call the winners, losers and also-rans. Will the ...and more »

Auston Matthews makes history with 4 goals in NHL debut - CBC.ca

Auston Matthews holds up the four pucks that he deposited in the back of the net in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Ottawa. (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images). 286 comments. Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews made history by scoring four ...and more »

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

Last night featured the NHL debut of heavily hyped Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews. It was a big moment for the franchise, which hasn't had an elite-level prospect in at least a generation or two. The buildup to the game was very exciting ...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 »

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 »

First Overall Pick Auston Matthews Scores Twice In First Five Minutes Of NHL Career [Update: He Scored Two More] - Deadspin

Auston Matthews took the ice for the first time in his NHL career tonight against Ottawa, and immediately started scoring. Ten minutes into the first period, he popped up in the right place during a goalmouth scramble, and slipped his shot in ...and more »

10 NHL teenagers trying to survive 10 games - Sportsnet.ca

Despite the tough loss in overtime to the Ottawa Senators, Mike Babcock called it the best night he's had since becoming the Maple Leafs' head coach. He also had nothing but praise for the play and accountability of Auston Matthews. Luke Fox ...and more »

Young Leafs might launch without Laich - Toronto Star

Leaf Brooks Laich, keeping Henrik Zetterberg of the Red Wings under wraps in Saturday night's pre-season action, was put on waivers on Sunday. (Carlos Osorio / The Associated Press). By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter. Sun., Oct. 9, 2016. Brooks Laich was ...and more »

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

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 then demoted Brooks Laich to the minors. Out went last year's feel ...and more »

Sens' Turris scores OT winner, but Leafs' Matthews made opener memorable - Ottawa Citizen

The Senators raised the curtain on their 25th anniversary season Wednesday night and, as hard as Auston Matthews tried, they refused to let him spoil the party. The 19-year-old No. 1 overall pick had a night to remember by becoming the first player in ...and more »