Watch Auston Matthews Set Leafs, American Records With 39th Goal

by NESN Staff

April 3, 2017

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie center Auston Matthews is one of the most talented American hockey players in the NHL.

He’s had an absolutely fantastic first season in Toronto, and he set multiple records with his 39th goal of the campaign Monday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

First, let’s look at the goal itself.

Now, let’s take a glance at the new records.

Matthews isn’t the only Leafs rookie having a tremendous season. As you can see in the graphic above, forwards Mitch Marner and William Nylander also could break Peter Ihnacak’s old record.

The future is bright in Toronto, and the fun probably won’t end soon. The Leafs have a 94.5 percent chance of making the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, per Sports Club Stats.

Thumbnail photo via Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports Images

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