Auston Matthews Hart Trophy Season Game Worn Milestone Gloves (Goals #51, #52 & #54 *Tied Leafs Goal Record)

Auston Matthews Hart Trophy Season Game Worn Milestone Gloves (Goals #51, #52 & #54 *Tied Leafs Goal Record)

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  • Open Date: Jun 21, 2022 06:30:00 PM EDT
  • Close Date: Jul 7, 2022 08:29:51 PM EDT
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Item Description

Gloves worn by Toronto Maple Leafs all-star forward Auston Matthews during a portion of the 2021-22 National Hockey League season, including a stretch of games played on April 2nd vs the Philadelphia Flyers, April 4th vs the Tampa Bay Lightning and April 5th vs the Florida Panthers where he would record 4 goals and 4 assists over the 3 games. On Apr 2/22, Matthews would wear these gloves while recording his 51st goal of the season, and 250th of his NHL career, which came at 7:41 of the 3rd period on assists from Maple Leafs Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly in a 6-3 win over the Flyers. Skating in his just his 397th NHL game, Matthews became the 8th quickest player to record 250 NHL career goals, behind only Wayne Gretzky (302), Mike Bossy (315), Mario Lemieux (324), Brett Hull (328), Alex Ovechkin (366), Teemu Selanne (388) and Jari Kurri (389). On Apr 4/22, Matthews would wear these gloves while recording goals #1 & #3 on the night, which included tying the Maple Leafs single season goal record of 54 goals, held by Rick Vaive since 1981-82, while completeing his 7th NHL career hat-trick unassisted at 7:08 of the 3rd period. Matthews would later go on to break Vaive's 40 year old record on April 7th in Dallas. In 2021-22, Matthews would become the first Maple Leaf to score 60 in a season, securing his second straight Rocket Richard trophy as the NHL's leading goal scorer, joining Alex 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' record tying set of CCM Jetspeed FT1 gloves display a smiley face marked inside each palm by Auston, light game wear and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity.