Closing Bid: $7,125.00
Goal puck scored by Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews vs the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Monday, April 4th, 2022. As apart of his 7th NHL career hat-trick, Matthews' 3rd of the game, 54th of the season, and 253rd of his NHL career, was scored on Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and was unassisted. On the goal, Matthews tied the Maple Leafs franchise single season goal record, previously held by Rick Vaive since the 1981-82 NHL season. In 2021-22, Matthews would become the first Maple Leaf to score 60 in a season, shattering Vaive's 40 year old record, 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. This goal puck was collected, taped & marked by Leafs equipment staff for milestone purposes and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Real Sports Auction.