SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 29: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates for the puck against Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on December 29, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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