DETROIT - JANUARY 14: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes gets into position as teammate Andrew Alberts #41 ties up Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings as he takes a shot during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.
— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft