Auston Matthews Facing Disorderly Conduct Charges in Arizona

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs said Tuesday that they were aware of a complaint of disturbing the peace against Auston Matthews, their star center.

The team said Matthews was cooperating with the authorities and declined further comment “out of respect for the process involved.”

According to the complaint as described by The Toronto Star, Matthews faces disorderly conduct charges in Scottsdale, Ariz., related to an incident last spring involving a female security guard who was working outside the condo complex where Matthews lives. The complaint says that a group tried to get into her car at about 2 a.m. and that Matthews — walking away — dropped his pants.

The city of Scottsdale’s court website listed a pretrial conference set for Wednesday morning.

A police spokesman in Scottsdale said the department had investigated a disorderly conduct case involving an Auston Matthews on May 26. He said that Matthews had not been arrested and that the case has been forwarded to the city prosecutor’s office for review.

Online court records show that an Auston Matthews with a birth date of September 1997 was issued a summons on July 23 for “disorderly conduct — disruptive behavior or fighting.” The Leafs center was born Sept. 17, 1997.

A message was left Tuesday for Larry Kazan, who is listed as Matthews’s lawyer.

Matthews, the first pick in the 2016 N.H.L. draft, signed a five-year contract extension in February at an annual average of $11.6 million.