NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a slapshot on Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on December 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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