Let it be known that NHL star Auston Matthews’ #1 fan is and always will be his mom. The video of Ema Matthews watching her son score four goals in his NHL debut is seriously amazing. You have to see how Ema celebrates Auston’s historic accomplishment!
Pure joy! Ema and Brian Matthews shared the media spotlight with their son, Auston Matthews, 19, who scored a hat-trick during his first-ever Toronto Maple Leafs game on Oct. 12. Ema, in particular, was beaming and she even shed a few tears while watching her son score four goals against the Ottawa Senators in the season opener. Auston’s accomplishment makes him the first player in the modern day NHL era to score a hat trick in his debut. That’s definitely something to celebrate!
Ema was seen grabbing onto her husband, jumping up and down and cheering. The best came reaction came after Auston’s third goal of the night, when the camera’s went to Ema and she was crying. “Those were tears of joy,” Ema Matthews told Sportsnet during the game. “I feel very excited. This is what Auston has been dreaming since he was 6, playing right here in the NHL, so he’s doing it. So I’m very excited, very happy for him.” Aww!
It’s not surprising that Auston is already a star in the NHL, as he was the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft. Even Stanley Cup and Hart Trophy winner, Martin St. Louis, 41, took to Twitter from his home in Connecticut to share his thoughts on Auston’s unforgettable debut. “Feels like I’m watching mite hockey where there’s that one kid who’s just way better than everyone else,” St. Louis wrote. “Congrats @AM34 #easygame.”
The Maple Leafs unfortunately lost to the Senators, 5-4, in a overtime, but Auston was still positive about his performance, telling NHL.com, “I’m just speechless, honestly. As the periods kept going by you’re kind of thinking to yourself you can’t really believe this is going on, it’s that surreal. There was some good and some bad and we learn from it and continue to move forward.”
The Maple Leafs play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, so be sure to watch for more of Ema’s adorable reactions to her son’s success! Hollywoodlifers, will you be watching hockey this season? Who are you rooting for?