WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals looks on during warm ups of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 19, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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