Auston Matthews will not suit up for the United States at the upcoming World Championship, Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports.
The dynamic Toronto Maple Leafs forward told TSN’s Mark Masters last week that he would think about it and that it was “really enticing.”
Matthews has forgone the tournament since he was drafted in 2016. He racked up 11 points in seven games at the 2016 tourney, helping the U.S. claim bronze.
He also represented his country twice at the world juniors and twice at the Under-18 worlds.
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