Auston Matthews Net Worth: Contract & Career

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Auston Taylour Matthews is an American professional ice hockey center for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Matthews became the fastest Leafs player to score 500 career points in a game against the St. Louis Blues on January 3, 2023.

Auston Matthews’ net worth has risen massively since he made his professional debut for ZSC Lions in 2015. His balance has skyrocketed due to his impressive salary of $750,000 per annum.

Matthew comes from a very loving family. Interestingly, his parents fell in love at first sight. Thus, the enormous wealth Matthews has in his life is love. 

Besides love and a massive salary per year at the age of 25, Auston Matthews has amassed loads of love from his fans worldwide which he naturally treasures the most. 

Auston Matthews, A Center For Toronto Maple Leafs
Auston Matthews, A Center For Toronto Maple Leafs (Source: ESPN Press Room)

From here on, we shall talk more about Auston Matthews’s net worth and earnings.

But first, let’s stop and scan through quick facts about the ice hockey star of the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Auston Taylour Matthews
Birth Date September 17, 1997
Birth Place San Ramon, California, U.S.
Age 25 years old
Nickname Papi
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education University of Nebraska Omaha
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Brian Matthews
Mother’s Name Ema Matthews
Siblings Alexandria Matthews and Breyana Matthews
Height 6’3″/1.91 m/191 cm
Weight 100 kg/220 lb.
Build Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown 
Marital Status Taken (Not Married Yet)
Girlfriend Emily Rutledge
Children None
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Position Center
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Former Team(s) ZSC Lions 
Net Worth $25-30 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Merch Jersey, Trading card
Last Update February, 2023

Auston Matthews Net Worth & Earnings 

Alongside winning many titles and awards during his 8-year-long tenure, Andrew Matthews has made a significant leap in his career. Thus, let’s see more of his income and other sources of cash flow. 

As mentioned earlier, Auston Matthews’s net worth has increased significantly after joining the NHL team.

He made several million dollars from his ice hockey career and has other profitable ventures that add to his bank account. 

Auston Wearing Navy Blue Suit
Auston Wearing Navy Blue Suit (Source: Instagram)

Some sources claim his net worth to be around $63 million. However, his total-career-earning since joining the Leafs is around $53 million. He might have added some from his endorsements to his net worth but considering his expenses and taxes, there’s no way he could have saved that much.

Not the accurate figure, but he must have an estimated net worth of around $25-30 million.

Contract & Salary 

Auston Matthews started his career at a very young age. He was drafted as the 57th overall pick by the WHL’s Everett Silvertips in 2012. However, he opted to play for the USA Hockey League. 

After being named the most valuable player at the 2015 World U18 Championships, Auston chose to play professionally for his last year and signed a year contract with the ZSC Lions of Swiss National League A. 

In late June, Matthews was the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Later, he got engaged in a minor contract dispute over the performance bonuses.

Auston Gliding During The Game
Auston Gliding During The Game (Source: CBC)

He further demanded the team for a similar deal to that of Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, both valued at $3.775 million annually with bonuses.

On July 21, 2016, Matthews signed an entry-level, three-year contract that included the max allocation of performance bonuses. 

The center was offered a new five-year/$58.17 million contract with Toronto with an annual salary-cap hit of $11.634 million on February 5, 2019. Auston was eligible to sign an eight-year extension, but it would have complicated the team’s long-term salary cap outlook.

Thus, the massive growth in Auston Matthews’s contract has helped his net worth proliferate massively. 

Earnings From Endorsement 

Besides being one of the highest-paid NHL players, Auston Matthews also makes $2.3 million from different endorsement deals. 

Matthews has collaborated with high-end brands like Apple. Likewise, his popularity with fans allowed him to become a top jersey seller in 2018. 

That year, Auston Matthews’ total earnings were Estimated to hit 18.2 million from his salary, bonuses, and endorsements.

Similarly, the ice hockey player Matthews also signed a partnership deal with CCM Hockey.

Hence, sponsored by one of the best companies he admired, Auston seemed excited to work with them and vice versa. 

House & Cars 

As mentioned earlier, Auston Matthews’ wealth has grown from his career as an athlete. Thus, with growing money comes the liberty to own luxury items. 

Hence, with the hard-earned money, Auston Matthews went on to buy his favorite toys, i.e., cars.

Auston signed on as a brand ambassador for the Policaro Group in January 2018. The retailer owns Porsche Centre Oakville, and Matthews was presented with a Porsche 911 Carrera S worth approximately $115,100. 

Auston Matthews' cars
Porsche Announced Auston Matthews As Their Brand Ambassador In Early 2018 (Source: Instagram)

Except for luxury cars, Auston Matthews is also a fan of tattoos; he’s got a tattoo of a lion by an artist named Bubba Irwin based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Lifestyle & Vacation

Born to Brian and Ema Matthews in San Ramon, Auston Matthews grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. He then attended Phoenix Coyotes at the very young age of two and expressed his interest in hockey shortly after his fifth birthday. 

The Matthews family still lives in Arizona, but now, in a bigger, more luxurious home. Auston Matthews’ parents, Brian and Ema, bought a Scottsdale home for $3.2 million in 2019. 

According to AZ Central, the Matthews couple purchased the contemporary-style mansion using a trust. 

The Leafs Center Showing His Dunking Skill
The Leafs Center Showing His Dunking Skill (Source: The Toronto Star)

Furthermore, the single-story, 7,319 sq. foot estate is situated at the base of Mummy Mountain and features five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms. 

Moreover, Auston Matthews’ home was remodeled in 2018, including 27 feet of glass pocket doors, a separate guest casita, and a kitchen with cabinets manufactured in Italy. 

Auston showed off his lavish mansion via his Instagram post during Covid-19. The video of him showcased his modern swimming pool and his roomie, Frederik Andersen. 

Thus, Auston Matthews’ Scottsdale home undoubtedly speaks volumes of his hefty earnings and increasing net worth. 

Auston Matthews’s Charity Works 

Besides earning a handsome amount from his career as a professional athlete, he continuously gives back to the community.

The 2016 NHL draftee quietly reached out to the hospitals, looking to help people collaborating with SickKids’ Cystic Fibrosis Centre.

Since Matthews lost his uncle, Bill, from cystic fibrosis in his early 30s, he is determined to help those in need financially and mentally. 

Matthews Visits Sick Kids At Hospital
Matthews Visits Sick Kids At Hospital (Source: CBC)

Moreover, Auston previously used a pair of custom-designed skates featuring the logo ‘The Hospital for Sick Children’ to pay tribute to SickKids and the fight against cystic fibrosis. Even during the pandemic, Auston continued to keep in touch with the kids virtually. 

Apart from helping kids with cystic fibrosis, Auston also helped raise funds for Movember, a charity to raise awareness for men’s mental health, including suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. 

Furthermore, Matthews promised to shave off his moustache if he raised $134,000, and more than $138,000 was raised that year.

Therefore, it is fair to say that Auston Matthews is giving back to society as he expands his bank account. 

Career & Achievements 

Matthews played for the ZSC Lions before being drafted into the NHL in 2016 and was widely considered the draft’s top prospect. 

Additionally, Auston made his NHL debut in the Maple Leafs’ first game of the season on October 12, 2016. For the Leafs, Auston has played 452 games overall with 283 goals in total. 

Auston With NHL's Rookie of The Year Award
Auston With NHL’s Rookie of The Year Award (Source: The Toronto Star)

Moreover, Auston has 226 assists and registered his career-high goals in the 2021-23 season with 60 goals.

Apart from playing for the Maples, he also helped lead the US men’s national under-18 ice hockey team to gold at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championship. 

Similarly, in 2016, Matthews was announced as a member of Team North America for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in recognition of his play in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. 

Auston Matthews has been named the NLA Youngster of the Year once and NHL All-Star Game 6 times. 

Furthermore, in recognition of his phenomenal performance with the national team, Auston was awarded the IIHF World U18 Championship Most Valuable Player in 2015.

The Leafs center is currently listed as ‘day-to-day,’ has been nursing an undisclosed injury in January 2023, and missed his first game this 2022-23 season.

Trivia

    1. Matthews hails from an athletic family; his father played college baseball while his uncle, Wes Matthews, briefly played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins. 
    2. Auston has two sisters, both professional golfers on the LPGA, Alexandria Matthews and Breyana Matthews. 
    3. Matthews can speak Spanish, thanks to his mother’s heritage. 
    4. Auston was a massive fan of Kobe Bryant as a kid, and his favorite sports movie is The Mighty Ducks. 
    5. In September 2019, Matthews was charged with disorderly conduct after exposing his garment to a female security guard. 
    6. Auston Matthews tested positive for COVID-19 while at home in Arizona. However, he disclosed that he was ‘mostly asymptomatic.” 
    7. Maple Leaf’s star player, Auston, has been in a committed relationship with Emily Ruttledge since 2017. 
    8. Matthews is a fashionista, and his first big purchase was a Rolex Submariner. 
    9. Auston’s favorite brands are Gucci, Off-White, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton. Likewise, for fragrances, he goes with Saint Laurent or Tom Ford

Quotes

  • “I just wanted to open his (goaltender Dominik Furch’s) legs, go five-hole; I was able to sneak it in there, so it worked out.”
  • “Not really sure how to sum it up, extremely frustrating.”
  • “I think both teams watched the pre-scout and were just trying to key in on the top guys; it was a pretty uneventful game. Not really much going on. Not really expected, but we’ve got to do a much better job creating.”

Social Media Presence

The American ice hockey player is very much active on his socials. He is available on Instagram under the handle @austonmatthews and Twitter @AM34.

He keeps his fans updated about his daily life through Instagram stories and posts. His feeds are all filled with him in branded outfits, his endorsement deals, his games, his dog, and him during vacations.

Instagram: 796k followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Twitter: 264.4k followers

Popularity

Playing as a center for Toronto Maple Leafs since 2016 and several titles, Matthews has earned thousands of fans worldwide.

Auston Matthews' Popularity Graph
Auston Matthews’ Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above graph illustrates the fluctuating popularity of Auston Matthews based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is Matthews Called Papi?

Auston Matthews is nicknamed Papi after his favorite baseball player, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox. Moreover, David is also his inspiration for wearing No. 34. Interestingly, Auston's father thought baseball was perfect for him. However, Auston chose to focus on hockey, claiming baseball was too slow for him.

Is Auston Matthews Injured?

Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs center, is listed as 'day-to-day' in January 2023. He was also out of the 2021 season after his injury which the head coach, Sheldon Keefe, disclosed, “similar, but not the same” as the wrist injury. He was forced to miss three games earlier that season because of a wrist injury.

 

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