Auston Matthews was the best Maple Leaf this season and it wasn’t particularly close. He’s been a star since the first time he stepped onto NHL ice but he took his game to another level this season, clearly establishing himself as the engine of this Leafs team.
He was a consistent scoring threat right from opening night, racking up 5 goals in the first 3 games and going more than 3 games without a goal just once all year. Even on the rare occasions that the puck wasn’t finding the net, it always felt like it was simply a matter of time – and it usually was.
remember when auston matthews scored a goal so nice it made ray ferraro moan on live television pic.twitter.com/skKQVrps7w
— rahef (@rahef_issa) April 29, 2020
Not only was Matthews leading the offensive charge all season but he was more engaged physically and in the defensive zone than we had seen in his first 3 campaigns, taking significant strides toward becoming a legitimate two-way star.
Simply put, Matthews was one of the most dominant players in the NHL this season and in his first year with the highest cap hit …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation