Claimed by Atlanta from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Los Angeles by Atlanta with Nelson Emerson for Donald Audette and Frantisek Kaberle, March 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 7, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 31, 2003.
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