ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 19: Alexander Burmistrov #8 of the Atlanta Thrashers is greeted by fans just prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at Philips Arena on November 19, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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