BCJHL Most Valuable Player (1971) BCJHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1973 WHA Amateur Player Draft, May, 1973. WHA rights traded to Calgary (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for future considerations, March, 1976.
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