Auston Matthews, the Toronto Maple Leafs forward, score his 50th goal on Thursday in a winning match against the Winnipeg Jets. With the final score 7-3, he reached his 50-goal career record for the first time.
Besides, he has become the first player in the NHL to reach fifty goals in the current season and the first member of the Maple Leafs to reach such a result since 1993-94 season, when Dave Andreychuk achieved the same stats. Matthews is the fourth Maple Leafs player to score fifty goals within a single season. Besides him and Andreychuk, such a mark was reached by Rick Vaive and Gary Leeman.
Now Matthews might set the NHL single season scoring record. Besides, he continues to be a leading goalscorer for the second season in a row. Last year, he player fifty-two games with the 41 goals scored in the end.
Overall, Matthews has scored 249 goals in 395 games, which is about 51 goals per 82 games. If not the injuries and two shortened seasons, he might have shown even more impressive and stable results.