COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 21: A Columbus Blue Jackets fan holds up a sign in support of the Blue Jackets during the pre game warmups prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 21, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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