SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his goal with teammates against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center on November 21, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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