RANKED: Top 10 Centers

10. Auston Matthews

Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Scoring four goals in his first NHL game should have been your first sign that this kid is legit. He’s a bonafide stud, a franchise player, and a natural goal scorer. Putting up 40 goals in today’s NHL is something only a handful of players can accomplish. Doing it in your rookie year is almost unheard of. Matthews was hard to slot on this list. I think he’s probably already better than a few of the guys ranked ahead of him, but he had a lower point total and I just couldn’t justify putting him above them with this being his first year. However, I think by this time next year he could easily be in the top five. With the strong core of young players around him, Matthews will continue to get better exponentially.

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