TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 12: Nate Thompson #44 of the Tampa Bay Lightning gets ready to walk out to the ice for pre game warmups prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 12, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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