DETROIT, MI - MARCH 21: Alex Kovalev #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins controls the puck while Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings follows after with support from Nicklas Lidstrom #5 during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 21, 2011 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