A rookie NHL All-Star, the number one overall pick, an 18 year old from Arizona, and the future of the NHL, number 34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews is fifth overall in total goals this season. Auston Matthews was born in San Ramon, California on September 17, 1997 and at two months old, moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. To begin, his Uncle had season tickets to then, Phoenix Coyotes games, now Arizona Coyotes, where Auston went to his first hockey game at the age of three. He fell in love with the sport. He first started hockey at age five and was once better at baseball than he was at hockey. He was good at baseball because he had good eye-hand coordination and batting was his strength. Anyhow, there weren't very many ice rinks in the desert so ice was limited, therefore, so was competition. They had to travel far to play challenging teams. As has been mentioned, Auston Matthews had some challenges growing up in Arizona to become the number one draft pick.