RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 12: Young fans watch Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes warm up with the team prior to their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at PNC Arena on November 12, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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