When Auston Matthews
was drafted first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016, the expectations were sky high in regards to his ability. When he was slated to begin his first NHL season in 2016-17, he was expected to win the Calder Trophy.Auston Matthews
finished his Calder winning season with 69 points in 82 games, with 40 of those being goals.
How do the two players match upConnor Bedard
is coming into the NHL with as much, or even more, hype than that of Auston Matthews
. Many are predicting Connor Bedard
to even out-score Matthews' rookie season, but can he beat his goal mark?
Both Connor Bedard
and Auston Matthews
have a key weapon in their hockey arsenal: a ridiculous shot that can beat a goalie from anywhere on the ice. They obviously play different speed and style games, but goal scoring is where these two players will battle the most over the coming years.
What was Matthews' prediction for Connor Bedard
In Auston Matthews
' first NHL game against the Ottawa Senators on October 12, 2016, he scored four goals in the game. An incredible feat, even with the Toronto Maple Leafs losing the game 5-4 in overtime.
In a recent interview, Auston Matthews
was asked what advice he would give Connor Bedard
on his first NHL game. Matthews said he did not really have any advice to give other than to soak up the experience.
When asked if Connor Bedard
could emulate his four-goal game, Matthews responded with:
I'm sure he can get six
That is very high praise from the former first overall selection, as the hockey world clearly knows of Bedard's ability.
As Read On TSN - 'I'm sure he can get six': Matthews shares words of advice ahead of Bedard's first game
As Read On Maple Leafs Insider - Auston Matthews
provides an insane prediction for Connor Bedard
's NHL debut
CAN CONNOR BEDARD SCORE MORE GOALS THAN AUSTON MATTHEWS' 40-GOAL ROOKIE YEAR?
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