NHL Awards 2022 – Auston Matthews stays ‘casual’ with open-shirt Gucci fit

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews is one of the most forward-thinking athletes in sports, and certainly hockey. At Tuesday night’s NHL Awards, Matthews said he kept his look “casual,” which for him still meant being draped in Gucci.

Matthews won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, an award voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the Ted Lindsay Award for Most Outstanding Player, as voted by the NHL Players’ Association.

He accepted the awards without a tie and with a open shirt.

“They said we could be a little laid back. I don’t like wearing a tie, if I’m being honest with you. It’s hot,” Matthews said, noting Florida’s weather.

“I’m trying to be a bit laid back tonight,” he added. “Let the chest breathe a bit. It’s sticky over there.”

Matthews wore Gucci from head to toe, despite receiving a question from confused Canadian media about his jacket.

Were they maple leaves?

“They’re just little bees,” Matthews said of the Gucci brand.

For Matthews, he looked good on a night when he won two awards.

“It’s good. I’m not going to lie to you, it really feels good. It’s special to have my family here with me. There are a lot of great players in this room,” he said. .


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