AUSTON MATTHEWS, C
ZURICH SC (SWITZERLAND) |6′ 2″, 216
24-22-46 in 36 games
No surprise here. Matthews is the dominant No. 1 center the Leafs have lacked since the retirement of Mats Sundin. Every element of his game is elite, from his size to his skating to his offensive creativity. He competes consistently and raises the level of his teammates. Look as hard as you want for holes—you won’t find them.
- SCOUT SAYS: “The complete package. He’ll be a superstar in this league.”
- COMPARABLE NHL PLAYER: Anze Kopitar