Brother of Niklas
Claimed by Hartford from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, June 29, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with Sandy McCarthy for Colin Forbes and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Michal Lanicek) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 20, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia with Carolina's 5th round choice (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Kristofer Ottosson) in 2000 Entry Draft for Gino Odjick, February 15, 2000.
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