Auston Matthews raises enough money to shave moustache

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews avoids a check against Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin. CP/file)

Prepare to see a clean-shaven Auston Matthews.

The mustachioed Toronto Maple Leafs centre will make good on his bet with Movember donors and trash the ’stache.

Matthews vowed to shave the duster he’s been sporting for more than two years now if he reached his goal of raising $134,000 for men’s health this month.

Promoting awareness and encouraging donations via a fun commercial, signed stick giveaways, and an interview with Sportsnet’s Christine Simpson, Matthews crushed his target over the weekend. A week ahead of his deadline.

He has now raised more than $138,000 this year and more than $204,600 total via his Movember page.

Matthews’ ’stache was born on a whim during a Mexican vacation in the summer of 2019. He was mid-shave and decided to skip the lip to “kinda blend in with my heritage a bit.”

His mom, Ema, who is Mexican, loved it — and it stuck.

“It’s really important to me and a really big month. I try and have fun with it and raise awareness,” Matthews said.

“I hope we reach the goal, though, because I want to see what it looks like without it.”

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