Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals To Set Record In Remarkable NHL Debut


When it comes to debuts, it will be tough for anyone to top what Toronto Maple Leafs rookie center Auston Matthews did Wednesday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Matthews set a new NHL record with not one, not two, not three, but four (!) goals in a debut for the ages.

All three of the the No. 1 pick’s in the 2016 NHL Draft’s first three shots against the Ottawa Senators found the back of the net, as he became the fourth player in the modern era to score a hat trick in his debut.

He later added a fourth goal with just a few seconds remaining in the second period — yes, all four goals came in the first 40 minutes.

Unfortunately for the Maple Leafs, Matthews couldn’t net a fifth goal in the 5-4 overtime loss.

Thumbnail photo via Marc DesRosiers/USA TODAY Sports Images

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