Auston Matthews: BiographyAuston Taylour Matthews is an American professional ice hockey center born on 17th September 1997 in San Ramon, California, United States.
His parents are Ema Matthews and Brian Matthews. He has two sisters named Alexandria who is the first born and Breyana.
Auston is also the alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. He developed an interest in hockey after being inspired by Phoenix Coyotes. He also played baseball and hockey during his childhood.
Auston is a product of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and he played for the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League.
He was drafted into the National Hockey League (NHL) in the year 2016 and interestingly won a Swiss Cup title the same year.
The Toronto Maple Leafs selected him the first after being widely considered the top prospect of the draft.
The ice hockey star became the first-ever player in the modern NHL history to score four goals in his NHL debut.
In his first season (2016-2017), Matthews scored a whopping 40 goals, thus settling the Maple Leafs rookie record and eventually became the second rookie since the 2004-2005 lockout.
Being the fourth teenager to be in the league history and accomplish the feat, his impressive performance won him the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie for the season.
Matthews has also represented the United States in several tournaments including a U17 WHC gold medal, two U18 WJC gold medals and two IIHF World U20 Championship appearances.
“Matthews helped lead the United States men’s national under-18 ice hockey team to gold at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championship.
He did so again in the 2015 Championship, leading the tournament in scoring and being named the Most Valuable Player (MVP), and earning the top forward slot on the Media All-Star Team. He was also named to the roster for the 2015 Deutschland Cup but was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a back injury.”
Later in the year 2016, Matthews was announced as a member of Team North America for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Auston Matthews: Net Worth
Being one of the ice hockey big wigs, Auston is one of those who get good pay. His estimated net worth according to reports is $63 million. This is both from on-court pay and endorsements deals.
Auston Matthews: Salary
According to mywage.ca, Auston receives a daily salary of $55,818.59, $279,092.94 weekly, $1,209,402.75 monthly and $14,512,833.00 annually.
He is one of the best paid NHL players as of 2021.
Auston Matthews: Endorsements
According to Forbes, Matthews earns $2.3 million from endorsement deals.
He has had signed endorsement deals with Scotiabank, Bauer, Upper Deck and the sports memorabilia company Fanatics.
He was selected as the cover athlete for EA Sports’ hockey video game NHL 2.
Auston Matthews: Business Ventures
Apart from playing hockey, Matthews has indulged in the business field which also he earns from.
He has a global multi-year partnership with Dream Water Company.
“The partnership will be used to launch a North American wide brand campaign featuring Matthews in the fall of 2019. Auston’s likeness will feature across all digital and social media platforms as well as for retail promotion and in-store point of purchase material.”
Auston Matthews: Foundation and Charity work
Auston has given a hand in charity work as a way of giving back to society. He has taken part in the SickKids foundation.
SickKids Foundation helps fund the New Investigator Research grant program, which provides $350,000 in funding over three years to early-career health researchers. Six new grantees are funded annually. Since 2001, the program has funded 166 researchers from 45 health institutions in Canada.
Auston Matthews: Family
Auston has a girlfriend named Emily Ruttledge but he is not yet married.
Auston Matthews: Assets and Lifestyle
Not much is documented about Auston’s assets but it is reported that he drives Porsche 911. He has maintained a low key life.
Auston Matthews: Social Media Followers
Auston has 728.8k followers on his Instagram handle dubbed (@austonmatthews) and 228.4k followers on Twitter (@AM34). Both pages are verified.