Auston Matthews wasted no time putting the rest of the NHL on notice.
The No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft draft made his NHL debut Wednesday night and didn’t disappoint, setting an NHL record with an unprecedented four goals in his first career game.
Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo — who will see plenty of Matthews in the Atlantic Division — had his eye on the kid’s debut and obviously was impressed.
In fact, he’s already plotting for his first encounter with the phenom, joking that he’ll let the Panthers’ other goalie, James Reimer, deal with the young gun.
Luongo, Reimer and the Panthers won’t have to wait long for their first look at Matthews and the Leafs. Florida hosts Toronto on Oct. 27.
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