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Ice hockey center
Born: September 17, 1997 (age 24 years), San Ramon, California, United States
Height: 1.9 m
NHL Draft: 1st overall, 2016; Toronto Maple Leafs
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Playing career: 2015–present
Parents: Ema Matthews, Brian Matthews
Born: September 17,1997
Draft: 2016 Maple Leafs, 1st Overall
Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Known For: Nicknamed “Papi”
National Team: USA
Current Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
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Matthews comes from a family of athletes, with his father having played college baseball and with an uncle, Wes Matthews, who briefly played in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins.
His father is the chief technology officer of a manufacturing company based in New Jersey. He has two sisters: Alexandria a professional golfer on the LPGA, who is three years older, and Breyana, who is five years younger.
Due to his mother’s Mexican ancestry, Matthews can speak some Spanish.
Off the ice, Matthews was enrolled in several online courses with the University of Nebraska Omaha. In late August 2016, he moved to Toronto and began working out with teammates Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly.
Matthews’ favorite athlete growing up was Kobe Bryant, while his favorite sports movie is The Mighty Ducks.
He is a fan of players Jonathan Toews and Anže Kopitar due to their all around offensive and defensive game, has had his playing style compared to them. In recognition of Matthews’ four-goal NHL debut, rap artist SVDVM released a song titled “Auston Matthews”.
At the 2019 NHL Awards, Matthews was named the cover athlete for EA Sports’ ice hockey video game NHL 20.
In September 2019, Matthews was charged with disorderly conduct concerning an incident in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, in May 2019, after he exposed his underwear to a female security guard.
Matthews stated it was “an error in judgment” not to advise the Maple Leafs team management of the incident, and there was speculation that this contributed to the decision to not give Matthews the captaincy of the Maple Leafs.
The charges were dismissed on November 13, 2019, after a settlement was reached between Matthews and the complainant.
On June 19, 2020, the Toronto Sun reported that Matthews had tested positive for COVID-19 while at home in Scottsdale, Arizona before the start of training camp.
Due to privacy concerns, the Toronto Maple Leafs did not comment on Matthews’ condition regarding COVID-19, however, on July 13, 2020, the first day of training camp, Matthews confirmed with reporters that he did contract the virus and that he was “mostly asymptomatic”.
Auston Taylour Matthews is an American professional ice hockey center and alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Born in San Ramon, California, Matthews and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when he was an infant.
After playing baseball and hockey during his childhood, he developed a particular interest in hockey after watching the local Arizona Coyotes (then-Phoenix Coyotes) play.
A product of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League (USHL), Matthews played for the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League prior to being drafted into the NHL in 2016, winning a Swiss Cup title that same year.
Matthews was widely considered the top prospect of the draft, and was selected first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs.