Joe Thornton has seen many good players during his time with the Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and the Canadian Olympic teams, but like many Toronto Maple Leafs fans, the 41-year-old is in awe of Auston Matthews / p>

“He’s on a different level,” Thornton said after Toronto’s 2-1 win over Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, according to David Alter of The Hockey News, “He just kicks so hard I think he should be ready be the Selke, Hart, Rocket

“He does so many things and just plays the game right. I really enjoy seeing him play and play next to him. He’s the complete package”

Matthews built his lead in the race for the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy with his NHL best 14 Goal in his 16th Season game on Wednesday from

The 23-year-old phenomenon may have a legitimate reason for the Hart Trophy – which is awarded to the league MVP – when his 9Laut Evolving Hockey were 6 expected goals over Wednesday’s replacement, the best in the NHL Connor McDavid currently leads the league in points and is only two places behind Matthews2 xGAR

with 7

The Frank J The Selke Trophy is awarded to the best defensive striker in the league Matthews has made progress defensively and is third in the NHL with 14 takeaways, but his offense accounts for his overall positive xGAR score of (9) 7 xOff, -08 xDef)

Sergei Fedorov is the only player in NHL history to win Selke and Hart in the same season (1993-94) No player has won the Selke while leading the league in goals since the league began awarding the “Rocket” Richard in 1998-99

Joe Thornton

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