RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 2: The crowd trickles into PNC Arena as Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Florida Panthers on March 2, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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