SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 3: Niklas Backstrom #32 and Justin Falk #44 of the Minnesota Wild defend the net against Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on April 3, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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