Skip to main content


Short Shifts

Auston Matthews makes impact in Maple Leafs debut

Top pick in 2016 NHL Draft breaks glass with slap shot on first day at training camp @NHL

Auston Matthews participated in his first practice with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, and the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft quickly left his mark at training camp.

Matthews showed off the strength of his slap shot by one-timing Mitch Marner's pass through a pane of glass behind the goal at MasterCard Centre.

Tweet from @scottcwheeler: Auston Matthews shatters the glass with a shot in his first practice with the #Leafs.

Tweet from @mirtle: Auston Matthews already having an impact at Leafs training camp in Day 1.

Matthews called it a "terrible shot" and laughed when someone joked about general manager Lou

Lamoriello docking his first paycheck.

"Lou won't be too happy," he said with a smile.

Video: Auston Matthews shatters glass in 1st day of practice

Matthews missed the start of training camp to play for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. We'll continue to monitor his shooting prowess, particularly as Matthews prepares to play his first NHL preseason game, likely either Thursday or Friday against the Buffalo Sabres.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.