COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 9: Goaltender Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets walks through the 'Tunnel of Pride' before taking the ice at the start of the their game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 9, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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