Dubinsky, acquired by the Jackets from the New York Rangers this summer, signed a professional tryout agreement with the ECHL club and skated his first practice with the team Monday morning. He joins fellow NHL forwards and Anchorage natives Scott Gomez, Joey Crabb and Nate Thompson in Aces camp; Gomez and Thompson have signed PTAs, while Crabb signed a standard player contract.
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