DALLAS, TX - APRIL 21: Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against Andrew Cogliano #7 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the American Airlines Center on April 21, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/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