Auston Matthews Sets New Maple Leafs Franchise Record

Auston Matthews has once again made his way into the Toronto Maple Leafs' record books. With an assist on Tuesday night against the St Louis Blues, Matthews recorded his 500th career point and became the fastest player in franchise history to reach the mark.

Matthews assisted on William Nylander's goal which was the second Maple Leafs' goal. The superstar forward record 500 in 445 games in Toronto, 50 games less than Mats Sundin and Rick Vaive.

As far as active players go, Matthews became the fourth-youngest active player to reach the feat, trailing only Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and Alex Ovechkin.

Matthews went on to score later in the game against the Blues and now sits with 19 goals and 25 assists through 38 games. Matthews' teammate Mitch Marner will likely reach the feat this week as he's sitting at 498 points in 465 games as a Leaf. Marner will find himself second to Matthews on this list as the dynamic duo continue to crush franchise records. The Maple Leafs may want to start thinking about making a couple more spots on Legends Row. 

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