Leafs’ Auston Matthews has top-selling jersey in NHL

NHL insider Doug MacLean offers solutions to coaching the struggling Auston Matthews, William Nylander line, but says bottom line is that the Maple Leafs’ blueline just isn’t good enough.

Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are the consensus picks when debating the NHL’s best player, but Auston Matthews has them beat in one area.

The Toronto Maple Leafs star had the best-selling jersey league-wide in 2017-18, with Crosby and McDavid finishing second and third, respectively. Crosby topped the sales charts last year.

Matthews finished the regular season with 34 goals and 29 assists but was limited to 62 games due to injuries.

Here are the top 15 sellers:

1. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

2. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

3. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

4. Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights

5. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

6. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

7. Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers

8. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

9. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

10. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

11. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

12. T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals

13. Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres

14. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning

15. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

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