WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on October 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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