EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 7: Andrew Ference #21 and Ilya Bryzgalov #80 of the Edmonton Oilers defend against David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues during an NHL game at Rexall Place on January 7, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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