After agonizing for hours, the powers that be chose Auston Matthews to represent the Toronto Maple Leafs at this year’s NHL All-Star game.

Auston Matthews: How are you so awesome?

Matthews leads the team in:

  • Points with 35
  • Goals with 21
  • Time on ice for forwards
  • Corsi For percentage for forwards (all situations, Zach Hyman has him slightly beat in five-on-five )
  • Vacationing/60/


A photo posted by Auston Matthews (@auston_matthews) on

Just to visualize that:

This is from, and nicely shows that Auston is almost all dark green.  Dark green is good. The lack of dark green in the shots-against category is an issue he shares with his entire team, so for today, ignore that.

The All-Star game will be held Sunday, January 29 in Los Angeles, with the skills competition the day before. The format is a three-on-three tournament with teams made up from each division. The coach is taken from the top team in each division.  The host team has you covered for all the information you need.

Atlantic Division Team


Michel Therrien of the Montréal Canadiens.


Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins

Vincent Trocheck of the Florida Panthers

Kyle Okposo of the Buffalo Sabres

Frans Nielsen of the Detroit Red Wings


Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators

Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Shea Weber of the Montréal Canadianes


Carey Price of the Montréal Canadians

Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins

The rest of the Divisions: