This morning, a kid from Scottsdale is the toast of Canada, and one of the NHL’s most historic franchises after a record setting debut last night.
Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews netted 4 goals in his first professional hockey game, setting an NHL record. The American born Matthews was the #1 overall draft pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The Maple Leafs ended up losing the game, 5-4 to the Senators, but they appear to have found a potential star in the 19-year old Matthews.
It’s only one game, but as far as professional sports debuts go, he definitely gets an Eh.
Here are all four of Matthews’ goals from last night.
— Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) October 13, 2016