Brother of Dennis
Selected by Los Angeles (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Vancouver (Seattle-WHL) from Vancouver in Reverse Draft, June, 1973. Traded to Detroit (Virginia-AHL) by Seattle (WHL) for the loan of Ken Murray, February 18, 1974. Claimed by Cincinnati (WHA) from Los Angeles (WHA) prior to WHA Expansion Draft, June, 1974. Loaned to Phoenix (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for 1974-75 season, June, 1974.
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