NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 5: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators grabs a puck during warmups against the Atlanta Thrashers during an NHL game on April 5, 2011 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by John Russell/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