Auston Matthews, Team USA
The 17-year-old forward recorded six points (3g, 3a) to lead Team USA’s Under-18 squad to a pair of wins against the Lincoln Stars. He had three points (2g, 1a), including his sixth multi-goal game in the USHL this season, during the 11-3 victory on Friday. Matthews followed up with another three-point effort (1g, 2a) in Saturday’s 8-0 win. The big weekend extended his USHL point streak to 11 games (10g, 15a). He is averaging two points per contest in USHL play this season, racking up 44 points (18g, 26a) in just 22 games. The native of Scottsdale, Arizona is a product of the Arizona Bobcats youth hockey program, and he is already considered one of the top prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft.
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