Brother of Danny
Claimed by St. Louis from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis with Craig Cameron and St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Brian McKenzie) for Lou Angotti and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Gene Carr) in 1971 Amateur Draft, June 6, 1969. Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh for Brian Spencer, September 20, 1977.
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