NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 26: Ryan Ellis #49 of the Nashville Predators laces his skates for his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings prior to a game at the Bridgestone Arena on December 26, 2011 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