AHL Second All-Star Team (1978) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer AHL) (1978) (tied with Gord Brooks)
Selected by San Diego (WHA) in 1975 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Birmingham (WHA) after San Diego franchise folded, July, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, October 9, 1979. Signed as a free agent by New Haven (AHL), November, 1980.
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