Current Bid: $4,510.00
Stick used by Toronto Maple Leafs all-star forward Auston Matthews during a portion of the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, including the night of April 26th, 2022 vs the Detroit Red Wings while recording his 59th goal of the season, which came at 15:48 of the 2nd period on assists from Maple Leafs forwards Jason Spezza and Colin Blackwell. Matthews would retire this stick during the 2nd intermission after removing the blade tape, and would later go on to record his 60th of the season in the 3rd period as the Leafs defeated the Wings 3-0 at Scotiabank Arena. In 2021-22, Matthews would become the first Maple Leaf to score 60 in a season, shattering the franchise single season goal record previously set by Rick Vaive (54) in 1981-82, securing his second straight Rocket Richard trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer, joining Alexander Ovechkin and Pavel Bure as the only players to win the Rocket in back to back seasons since originally being awarded in 1998-99. On June 21st, 2022, Auston Matthews was awarded the Ted Lindsay Award, as the NHL's Most Outstanding Player judged by the NHLPA, as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy, as the NHL's Most Valuable Player throughout the 2021-22 NHL season, joining Ted Kennedy (1954-55) and Babe Pratt (1943-44) as the only Maple Leafs to win the Hart since originally being awarded in 1923-24. Matthews' CCM Jetspeed FT4 stick features custom Toronto Skyline graphics, displays "Apr 26 vs DET" & a #34 on the knob, both marked by Auston, solid game wear, missing blade tape that was removed by Auston in the 2nd intermission of the Apr 26th game vs DET, is labelled "59th goal stick" by team equipment staff and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity along with an 8x10 of Matthews celebrating his 59th goal of the season on Apr 26/22.