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Matthews helps Arizona State hockey team show off new uniforms

Maple Leafs center, who is from Scottsdale, stars in video

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Arizona State University had a little help debuting its new hockey uniforms.

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews took a liking to the new threads in a video clip shared by the school Thursday.

Tweet from @SunDevilHockey: Bringing new 🔥 to the ice. A @sundevilhockey ������ @AM34 collab

In the spot, Matthews, who is from Scottsdale, Arizona, is shown entering the athletic facility and grabbing a custom-made No. 34 jersey with his name on the back.

Matthews takes to the ice to try out the new look, which is, objectively, pretty great. The jersey in the ad is the Gold Heritage adizero by adidas.

Tweet from @adidashockey: Inspired by the past, created for the future.Introducing @sundevilhockey���s Gold Heritage #adizero jersey.#ForksUp #teamadidas

Perhaps inspired by his new gear, Matthews does a few tricks with the puck before he is interrupted by Sun Devils equipment manager Jon Laughner.

Tweet from @JonLaughnerEM: Secrets out...@SunDevilHockey is throwing it back this year. Thanks to my buddy @AM34 for his help. Needed the best player in the game to to reveal the best jersey in college hockey.

Eddie Lack, a veteran of five NHL seasons who recently joined the Arizona State staff as a volunteer goaltending coach, clearly liked Laughner's acting.

Tweet from @eddielack: Heeeeey Matts!😍

Arizona State is set to sport the new look for its season opener against Mercyhurst University on Oct. 5.

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