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Auston Matthews

An American professional ice hockey player

Auston Matthews
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Auston Matthews is an American professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.

Who is Auston Matthews? Childhood, Parents, Education, and Nationality

Auston’s full name is Auston Taylour Matthews. He was born in San Ramon, California, U.S. in the year 1997.

On September 17, Auston celebrates his birthday. Auston is 24 years old as of 2021. His father and mother’s name is Brian Matthews and Ema Matthews respectively.

 

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Likewise, Auston and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when he was two months old. Meanwhile, he began attending Phoenix Coyotes games when he was two years old.

Talking about his siblings, he has two sisters named Alexandria who is a professional golfer on the LPGA.

Similarly, another sister’s name is Breyana who is five years younger.

As we move toward Auston’s educational background, he attended the University of Nebraska Omaha to complete his education.

Furthermore, Auston holds American nationality and his horoscope is Virgo. Besides this, his ethnicity is White.

How did Auston Matthews start his Professional Career?

Talking about Auston’s career, the ‘Everett Silvertips’ drafted Matthews in the ‘WHL Bantam Draft’ in 2012, but he chose to play for the ‘US National U17 team instead.

However, his performance attracted ice hockey fans.

In September 2013, during his second game with the ‘U-17 NTDP,’ he shattered his femur in a knee-to-knee collision.

So, he needed surgery, but he was back in action by December 2013.

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Likewise, Matthews represented the United States at the ‘2016 IIHF World Junior Championship’ in Helsinki, where he helped his team win bronze.

Later on that year, Auston was named to the US national men’s squad and competed for ‘Team North America’ in the ‘2016 IIHF World Championship and ‘2016 World Cup of Hockey.’

On the other hand, the team received no medal.

Meanwhile, Matthews was the ‘Maple Leafs’ only representative in the ‘2018 NHL All-Star Game.’ He was suspended for ten days in February 2018 due to a shoulder injury.

Nonetheless, his performance helped the Maple Leafs defeat the Nashville Predators 5-2 in March 2018. Moreover, his team advanced to the ‘Stanley Cup,’ but was defeated by the ‘Boston Bruins.’

International Play

At the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championship, Matthews played a key role in the United States men’s national under-18 ice hockey team’s gold medal performance.

Similarly, he repeated the feat in the 2015 Championship, finishing first in scoring. He was also named MVP and received the top forward spot on the Media All-Star Team.

He was also named to the team for the 2015 Deutschland Cup, but unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to a back injury.

Likewise, after losing in the semifinals, the United States defeated Sweden to win the bronze medal. Later on that year, Matthews was named to Team North America for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

However, he began the pre-tournament games on the third line on the left wing, alongside Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nathan MacKinnon.

Finally, after impressing, he earned a spot on the top line with Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid.

Auston Matthews | Controversy

While Auston was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he faced a disorderly conduct allegation from an incident in May 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As stated by the complaint Matthews and a group of Companions allegedly attempted to unlock the car door at 2 a.m. local time while the guard sat inside completing papers.

As a result, Matthews’ gang and the guard got into a fight, during which Matthews is said to have pulled his pants down.

However, he did not speak about the incident until it became public on September 24.

On September 25, after practicing with the Leafs, Matthews spoke to the media but refused to take questions.

Moreover, he apologizes for any activities that have caused a distraction to the team or distress to any individual.

At last, Matthews and the complainant reached an agreement on November 13, 2019, and the charges were dropped.

Is Auston Matthews Single? Spouse, and Kids

Moving toward his love life, Auston Matthews is not married yet but he was in a relationship with Emily Rutledge. Moreover, she is a lovely young lady from Arizona. 

During Matthew’s stay in Switzerland, Emily Rutledge was unable to live there. As a result, Auston and his mother and sister moved to Switzerland.

However, there is no official news regarding their breakup. But, many people believe that the charming pair has already separated and moved on with their lives.

Thus, he doesn’t have any children yet.

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How old is Auston Matthews? Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

Discussing his body measurements, Auston was an Ice hockey player and has had an athletic body throughout his lifetime.

He stood at a height standing at 6 ft 3 inches (191 cm). He weighs about 100 kg (220 lbs). Auston’s hair is black and has dark brown eyes.

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Unfortunately, the other information related to Auston’s body measurement, shoe size, and dress size is still unknown.

How much does Auston Matthews earn? Net Worth, and Salary

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Matthews is a professional Ice hockey player.

Besides that, he gains so much fame as one of the most successful Ice hockey players.

Furthermore, from his occupation as an Ice hockey player, it’s estimated that he has a net worth of $63 million. 

However, when Auston first signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, his contract was worth $3.775 million per year, including all bonuses.

On February 5, 2019, he also signed a new five-year contract with the club, worth a whopping $58.17 million.

Where can we contact Auston Matthews? Social Media Presence

Regarding his social media platforms, Matthews is only active on social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram.

Through his social media account, Matthews has drawn tons of fans’ attention as a professional ice hockey player.

His Twitter has gained over 260.6k followers whereas his Instagram has gained over 792k followers.

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Quick Facts:

Full Name Auston Taylour Matthews
Birth Date September 17, 1997
Birth Place San Ramon, California, U.S.
Nickname Papi
Age 24 years old
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education University of Nebraska Omaha
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Father’s Name Brian Matthews
Mother’s Name Ema Matthews
Siblings Alexandria Matthews and Breyana Matthews
Height 6 ft 3 inches ((191 cm)
Weight 100 kg (220 lbs)

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