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Auston Matthews Named To North American (U/23) World Cup Roster

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The consensus No. 1 pick at the 2016 draft might join a future teammate

Team North America- which consists of the best under-23 players from Canada and the United States- has selected Auston Matthews to its team.

While technically not yet a Leaf, Matthews is the probable draft selection of the Leafs this June with their No. 1 overall draft selection. Matthews, a native of Scottsdale, AZ, put  up 46 points in 36 games for the Zurich Lions of the Swiss League in 2014-15.

If Matthews is selected by the Leafs as expected, he will join a future teammate on Team North America in Morgan Rielly, as the Leaf blueliner was named to the team this past March.

Also named to Team North America today were Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI), Colton Parayko (STL), Jacob Trouba (WPG), Jonathan Drouin (TBL), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM), and Mark Schiefele (WPG).