RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 07: Elias Lindholm #16 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Florida Panthers at PNC Arena on February 7, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the first of back-to-back games the Hurricanes have at home prior to the Olympic break. (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