DENVER, CO - MARCH 08: (L-R) Nick Holden #2, Nathan MacKinnon #29, Gabriel Landeskog #92, and Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche kick a soccer ball to warm up prior to the game against the St Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on March 8, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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