BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 21: Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres is photographed by a group of female fans while warming up to play the Anaheim Ducks at HSBC Arena on December 21, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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