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Toronto Maple Leafs leader Matthews breaks club record


MOSCOW, Apr 8 Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews beat the club a record for the number of goals scored in one regular season of the National Hockey League. In a meeting with the Dallas Stars (4:3 OT), the forward scored a double. Now he has 56 goals. Prior to this, the club record for goals scored in one regular season belonged to Rick Wave, who scored 54 times in the 1981/82 season. Matthews is 24 years old. He was selected by Toronto with the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. In the 2020/21 season, he won the Maurice Richard Trophy award, which is awarded to the NHL's best scorer according to the results of the regular season. This season, Matthews took part in 66 games in which he scored 97 points (56 goals + 41 assists). The American leads the sniper race, ahead of Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, who is in second place, by six goals.

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