Auston Matthews is incredible. We know that. Although, most people would not really know much about his play since he played in Europe last season. We didn’t have the NCAA or CHL coverage a player in North America would get.
The only play we got to see of Matthews was the World Cup of Hockey. If that was any indication of how he will do this season, it’s that he will lead this Leafs team. Matthews has already scored a hat trick, in his first NHL game. As I am writing this, the game isn’t even half over. Annnnnd a fourth. Incredible.
This kid is incredible. Toronto fans rejoiced when they won the Draft Lottery, this is why. You get first overall, you usually get a high-end, franchise player. That is what Auston Matthews has shown us tonight.
His competition is strong for the Calder, although if we keep seeing performances like tonight, he’s got it.