Auston Matthews now holds the Leafs rookie record with 35 goals, surpassing the Leaf great Wendel Clark. This guy continues to amaze me every game. He scores when it counts like his NHL debut, the Centennial Classic, and now 3 goals in his last 5 games during this heated playoff race. He scored the first goal of the game 14 times this season. He is tied with Sidney Crosby for the most even strength goals. Auston Matthews is the definition of clutch.
As for the captaincy, I believe that he will be the next Leafs captain but knowing how Lamoriello operates, he will probably have to wait at least a couple of years.
Let me just remind you.
Auston Matthews is a Toronto Maple Leaf.