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Watch Auston Matthews drive his mom to tears of joy

No. 1 pick in 2016 NHL Draft scores four goals with parents on hand

by NHL.com / NHL.com

Matthews' parents react to goals

TOR@OTT: Matthews' parents take in Auston's big night

Ema and Brian Matthews, parents of Auston Matthews, celebrate each goal from their son's extraordinary NHL debut

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews became the first player in the NHL's modern era to score four goals in his debut, an accomplishment that drove his mother to tears.

"Those were tears of joy," Ema Matthews told Sportsnet during the Maple Leafs game against the Ottawa Senators. "I feel very excited. This is what Auston has been dreaming since he was 6, playing right here in the NHL, so he's doing it. So I'm very excited, very happy for him."

Brian Matthews, Auston's dad, and Ema were at Canadian Tire Centre to watch the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft play against the Senators in the season opener. Their reactions to his historic night were almost as good as the goals themselves.

"I am hoping nobody is going to wake me up here anytime soon," Brian Matthews told Sportsnet. "This is unbelievable."

Video: TOR@OTT: Matthews' parents on his NHL debut

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