VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 20: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings runs to warm up before their NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena April 20, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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