Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews is facing a disorderly conduct charge after being involved in an incident in May in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.
According to court records, Matthews, 22, is being charged with disruptive behavior or fighting. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for Wednesday morning. The summons was issued July 23.
\"The Toronto Maple Leafs are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews,\" the Maple Leafs said in a statement released Tuesday. \"Auston is cooperating fully with the relevant authorities, but neither he nor the Club will comment any further out of respect for the process involved.\"