Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews are two of the young brightest stars in the NHL. McDavid, playing for the Edmonton Oilers, and Matthews, playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, both entered the league with lofty expectations. So far both of these players have exceeded those expectations in the short time in the NHL. They have lifted their respective teams up and thrust them back into expected playoff contention. In addition to their on-ice success, both McDavid and Matthews have done quite well off the ice as well.
Connor McDavid is currently dating Lauren Kyle, a 21-year-old Canadian girl. Like McDavid, she seems to keep a pretty low profile despite being in a relationship with one of the top stars in the NHL. Auston Matthews is now dating Jordyn Johnson, who is also from Arizona. There isn't too much known about her, but she is a model with the Ford/Robert Black Agency. Even though there isn't a whole lot known about either of them, their lives will probably become much more publicized as their boyfriends become household names.
There is no doubt that both Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews are fortunate to have very attractive girlfriends. With that in mind, let’s take a look at ten steamy pictures of each of their respective girlfriends.
20 MCDAVID's GF: LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
You know the old saying "laughter is the best medicine"? Connor McDavid's girlfriend, Lauren Kyle, certainly would agree with this. The smile on Kyle's face could light up a room, as her natural beauty is on full display in this photo.
Connor McDavid was born January 13 1997 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. McDavid started skating when he was just 3 years old and started playing hockey at age 4! With what seemed like a trend as he grew up, McDavid’s parents had to lie about his age so he could play in a hockey league. The league rules stated participants had to be 5 years old, but he played anyway. His parents ran into difficulty when some leagues refused to let McDavid play with kids in an older age group than McDavid. This resulted in McDavid playing in another city (Aurora) where, at age 6, McDavid faced off against kids as old as 9.
19 MATTHEWS' GF: BY THE WATER
This photo of Matthews' girlfriend, Jordyn Johnson, shows her relaxing by the water at Budva, a town in Montenegro on the Adriatic Sea. Posing for the camera, Johnson's eyes are peeking out from above her sunglasses, toes dipped into the water. Of course, Johnson is wearing a black bikini that doesn't really leave much to the imagination. Given that she posted the photo to her Instagram in late July, it is very likely that Matthews was there with his lovely girlfriend, enjoying the view.
Auston Matthews was born in the San Francisco area and grew up loving hockey from a very young age. In fact, he first went to his first hockey game when he was just 2 years old when he saw the Phoenix Coyotes. Growing up, his two favourite players were Shane Doan and Daniel Briere.
18 MCDAVID's GF: CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
In this picture, we see Lauren Kyle out celebrating with presumably one of her friends on Canada Day, 2017. Kyle, in the red dress, looks to be enjoying herself at the party. Though he is not seen in this particular picture, we would have to imagine that McDavid would be there with her (perhaps he's the one taking the picture).
Connor McDavid became only the third player to be granted “Exceptional Player” status by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). This status granted him permission to play in the OHL a year earlier than he would have otherwise been allowed to. This was granted because of his superior talents and he demonstrated that he would be able to keep up with players older than him. McDavid became the third player in OHL history to be granted that status, behind John Tavares and Aaron Ekblad.
17 MATTHEWS' GF: MIRROR SELFIE
Jordyn Johnson actually has very few selfies on her social media accounts, because most of them are professional photos taken of her modeling. This mirror selfie Johnson took is one of those rare selfies you will see of her.
Auston Matthews is actually half-Mexican. His father, Brian, was from the California area, while his mother, Ema, was originally from Hermosillo, Mexico. Players with a Mexican background are very rare in the NHL. Matthews is among the few NHL players with this background, a list which also includes Scott Gomez and Matthew Nieto. This also helps explain why he was affectionately nicknamed ‘Papi’ by his family and friends. So, not only is Auston Matthews a star in Canada, and could help grow the popularity of the sport in the States, but perhaps his Mexican background could be mentioned a little more and tap into another market.
16 MCDAVID's GF: 21ST BIRTHDAY
Lauren Kyle looks genuinely happy to be celebrating her 21st birthday with her boyfriend, Connor McDavid. It seems as though they have been together for a few years, before he broke into the NHL. It is refreshing to see them be able to enjoy a private dinner out together to celebrate her birthday.
As we already mentioned, McDavid entered the OHL a year younger than was normally allowed. Despite this exception, at age 15, McDavid was drafted first overall in the OHL Draft in 2012 by the Erie Otters! McDavid quickly proved that he belonged in the league. Starting with his second career OHL game, McDavid started a streak of having recorded a point in 15 consecutive games en route to being named the OHL Rookie of the Month for both October and November. Despite being a year younger, McDavid set the OHL record for most points in a single season by a rookie.
15 MATTHEWS's GF: 4TH OF JULY
What a way to celebrate the 4th of July! Auston Matthews and girlfriend Jordyn Johnson look quite happy here together while they were celebrating the American holiday at Newport Beach in California. While we don’t know what they did to celebrate the 4th of July, if you look closely you can see a purple fidget spinner in Matthew’s hand.
Any time a player of Matthews’ talent comes along, he is going to be highly coveted. According to Damien Cox in March 2015, there was a lot of fierce bidding for Matthews at the college and junior levels. His CHL rights belonged to the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League when he was drafted in 2012, but also considered elite hockey programs at Boston University, Boston College, and the University of Denver, among others.
14 MCDAVID's GF: NEW YORK CITY
Not that all of her other photos aren't, but this is an especially good photo of Lauren Kyle. She looks very nice while posing for the camera atop a building in New York City. Though there is nothing to suggest she is a model like Matthew's girlfriend is, Kyle certainly looks comfortable in front of the camera.
NHL players and front office staff all quickly took notice of McDavid’s natural talent for hockey. This first started during his rookie season when Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill was impressed with what he saw, saying, “…he’s a franchise player. Somebody is going to draft him and he’s going to be the cornerstone of the franchise for 15 years, for 20 years. Those players only come along so often.” The fact that an NHL General Manager took notice of the abilities of a rookie in the OHL – McDavid was only 15 at the time – speaks volumes about just how special a talent McDavid truly is.
13 MATTHEWS's GF: HAWAII
Being in a relationship with a pro hockey player coupled with being a model means that you often get the opportunity to travel the world and see some amazing places. Here we see Johnson posing on the beach at the Na’Pali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii. It probably makes Matthews wish he was playing in a warmer climate so he could see his GF at the beach more often.
Auston Matthews boasted a very impressive international resume. In the 60 games he played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, Matthews scored 55 goals and had 22 assists to go along with only 30 penalty minutes. Among other things, Matthews led Team USA to gold at the Under-18s in 2014 and 2015, where he was named the MVP and was the leading tournament scorer.
12 MCDAVID's GF: KEEPING FIT
Connor McDavid may be in very good physical shape all year round to be able to keep playing hockey at such an elite level, but his girlfriend is no slouch either. Lauren Kyle seems to be mid-workout and, judging by her caption, is either about to go out or already has gone out on a run.
Despite being only 20 years old, McDavid has already won 3 Gold Medals! Most athletes dream of winning a single gold medal. He won his first gold medal at the IIHF U18 World Championships for Team Canada, where he was the youngest player but led the tournament in goals and total points. At the IIHF U20 Championships, McDavid was named Assistant Captain for Team Canada and won his second gold medal. His third one came in 2016 at the World Hockey Championships.
11 MATTHEWS's GF: MODELING
Here is where we finally get to see a more formal modelling shot of Jordyn Johnson. As we are finding out, most of her modeling shots see her out in nature or by water. Johnson looks every bit as good inside during a more formal modelling portrait, such as this one.
Auston Matthews was almost able to be drafted in 2015, but he was too young! Matthews was born on September 17 1997, two dates after the cut-off date of September 15th. If he were just a few days older, Matthews was expected to be a top-five pick. Most experts and scouts believe he would have been drafted 3rd overall, rather than 1st overall like he did a year later. The ironic thing about all this? The Phoenix Coyotes just so happened to hold the 3rd overall pick in the 2015 draft.
10 MCDAVID's GF: SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS
In this photo with two of her friends, Lauren Kyle is the one in the middle. Lauren certainly seems to be having some fun downtime with her friends, which is a good thing. Since she is dating Connor McDavid, the private life she lives, may start to become more public as his name starts to spread across North America. It is inevitable that he will become a household name, if he isn't already.
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Connor McDavid was drafted with the first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. It was widely expected by everyone involved and it would have been a huge shock if anyone else was taken first overall instead. For his part, McDavid was informed ahead of time that the Oilers were going to be taking him first. Despite that assurance, McDavid told reporters afterward that he was excited about being taken first overall but the wait beforehand made him quite anxious.
9 MATTHEWS's GF: HER 19TH BIRTHDAY
Here we see a photo of Jordyn Johnson posing by the water once again. According to her Instagram post, Johnson celebrated her 19th birthday in Downtown Los Angeles on September 28th.
In his last season before being eligible for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Auston Matthews spent a year playing professionally in Switzerland. Rather than continue playing in the US as an amateur or playing in Canada, he signed a one-year contract with the ZSC Lions in the Swiss National League A. Matthews was quite successful overseas and it clearly helped his development. He finished the regular season there as tenth highest scorer in the league and was awarded the NLA Rising Star Award. He helped lead the Lions to the playoffs but unfortunately got swept in the first round of the playoffs to SC Bern, who ended up winning the league.
8 MCDAVID's GF: SOCIAL LIFE IN CALIFORNIA
In case you haven't noticed already, Lauren Kyle enjoys spending some time with her friends. Despite dating one of the most popular NHLers, Kyle still does her best to live a normal, down to earth life that includes making the most of her time with her friends. In this photo with one of her friends, we see the lovely Kyle enjoying the lovely California weather.
Connor McDavid's rookie year was full of hype and expectations. Unfortunately, he broke his clavicle during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The injury cost McDavid a large part of the season, as he was only able to appear in 45 games. Despite this, McDavid still finished 3rd in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy. His second season in the league turned out much better and fulfilled all the expectations. He finished that season with 30 goals, 70 assists, and 100 total points.
7 MATTHEWS's GF: JON SNOW IMPRESSION
In this photo posted to her Instagram, Jordyn Johnson is seen doing her best Jon Snow impression. It looks like she pulled of the impression quite well! She probably made her Instagram followers forget all about Jon Snow with this post though.
Matthews must have gotten her attention around the time he entered the 2016 draft with so much hype. As had been widely expected, Johnson’s future boyfriend Auston Matthews was drafted first overall in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was actually the first time an American was selected first overall since Patrick Kane in 2007. Matthews sought a contract much like McDavid and Jack Eichel had gotten the year before when he knew the Leafs were taking him. Both sides were happy with the contract and said there was absolutely no issues in working out a deal.
6 MCDAVID's GF: THE VIEW FROM ABOVE
This is yet another very nice portrait of Lauren Kyle. Wherever she happened to be when this photo of her was taken, we could only imagine how nice the view was. What we do know is that we are appreciative that this photo was taken of her. How on earth did this photo only manage to get one comment?
McDavid sure has been able to handle quite a bit of responsibility at such a young age. On October 5, 2016, Connor McDavid made history once again. On this day, he was named the captain of the Edmonton Oilers - making him the youngest captain in NHL history! Despite the pressure assumed with being named captain, there should not be much doubt about McDavid's ability to lead the team to greatness. Even though he has only been in the league for 2 years, McDavid has already done a lot to transform the Edmonton Oilers. Even though Edmonton perennially collected first round picks, none of them changed the fate of the organization the way McDavid was able to.
5 MATTHEWS's GF: WITH A FRIEND
This photo of Jordyn Johnson shows her relaxing on the rocks, posing for the camera. If you look closely enough, you can see that Johnson has made a new friend. The iguana seems to have crawled up to where Johnson is. It has certainly caught her attention as well!
We hope Auston Matthews wasn't jealous of the iguana! Much like this animal seemed to make quite the first impression on Jordyn, Auston Matthews is all about first impressions, which probably helped him when he was courting Johnson. Matthews certainly made quite the impression in his NHL debut as well. In his debut for the ages, Matthews scored four goals in the game. His four goals in his debut game marked the first time this had been accomplished in modern NHL history (it was done in 1917 but this was the first game in NHL history).
4 MCDAVID's GF: BIRTHDAY WISHES
We already showed you a photo of Lauren Kyle celebrating her 21st birthday with Connor McDavid. In this photo, however, the love that McDavid has for her is all the more apparent. This particular photo was taken at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft in June 2017, and Kyle looked particularly stunning in the red dress as McDavid's date.
That night was a celebration of McDavid's first full season in the NHL (he was injured half of his rookie year). McDavid was justly rewarded with an 8-year, $100 million extension with the Edmonton Oilers after his Hart Trophy campaign. At an average annual value of $12.5 million, McDavid became the player with the highest AAV in the NHL. Though it comes with risk for the Oilers, absolutely nobody will blame the Oilers for doing whatever it takes to keep him with them for the long term. McDavid has proven himself and players with his talent level do not come around all that often.
3 MATTHEWS's GF: MORE MODELING
In another one of her formal modeling photos, we see Jordyn Johnson posing somewhat seductively as she stares off away from the camera.
In his first season in the NHL, Matthews scored an impressive 40 goals! This marked only the second time that this feat had been achieved by a rookie since the 2004-2005 NHL lockout. In addition, Matthews also became only the fourth teenager in league history to reach that milestone. This is particularly impressive considering all of the greats to have played in the NHL over the years, and Matthews is only the fourth teenager to score 40 goals as a rookie.
2 MCDAVID's GF: CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
This last photo of Lauren Kyle shows her partaking in some Christmas festivities. She certainly seems to be enjoying herself at the party! It seems like McDavid has his heart set on Kyle and they're likely going to be enjoying many more holidays together.
McDavid has seriously started to pile up the awards and recognitions in the NHL, even though he missed a large part of his rookie year. He won the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award all in 2017! He also became the fourth fastest player to reach 100 points in 2017 as well. To add on to his stunning accomplishments thus far, McDavid's 70 assists in 2017 alone would place him atop the scoring for 20 teams.
1 MATTHEWS's GF: SUSHI DATE
Here is a second picture of Auston Matthews with his lovely girlfriend, Jordyn Johnson. According to her Instagram, this photo was taken while the couple were on a sushi date on August 27th. If you ever happen to find yourself at Sushi Roku Scottsdale, you might just come across Matthews and Johnson!
After only one season in the NHL, Matthews has already set a couple of records and added some trophies to his trophy case. He was an NHL All-Star and also named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in his first year. Matthews was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the top NHL rookie. In terms of records, Matthews holds the record for most goals scored by an American rookie in a season with 40 and the most goals scored in an NHL debut in the modern era (4 goals).
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