Since the day Matthews entered the league in 2016/2017, scoring four goals in his NHL debut, we knew he would become a prolific goal scorer.
The superstar centre has shown much promise after posting record numbers through the first seven games this season. Matthews is blowing away fans with his explosiveness and offensive flair thus far with 10 goals and six assists, while playing alongside Kasperi Kapanen, who has been a major surprise.
Matthews has impressively surpassed his start to the previous two campaigns after scoring 10 goals in just six games. It took him 22 games to score 10 goals his rookie year in 2016/2017 and only 14 games the year after in 2017/18. Both impressive starts to a season, Matthews has once again impressed fans scoring at an insane pace.
Matthews has a shooting percentage of 44.5%, scoring 10 goals on 22 shots, which is top in the NHL (for players with over 10 shots on goal). The improved shot has contributed to his early season success and is showing his work over the summer has paid off.
With a dramatic start to the season, Matthews may see some regression, but it’s not out of the question to say he will score 50 goals by seasons end.