OHA-Jr. First Team All-Star (1960) AHL First All-Star Team (1967)
Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Boston with Bruce Gamble, Terry Gray and Randy Miller for Bob McCord, June, 1963. NHL rights transferred to Los Angeles after NHL club purchased Springfield (AHL) franchise, May, 1967. Traded to Detroit by Los Angeles with Gary Croteau and Larry Johnston for Garry Monahan, Matt Ravlich and Brian Gibbons, February 20, 1970. Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for Jim Krulicki, March 2, 1971.
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