Traded to Colorado by Chicago for Roman Vopat and Los Angeles' 6th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Martin Prusek) in 1999 Entry Draft, November 10, 1998. Suffered career-ending torn rotator cuff injury in game vs. Philadelphia, February 14, 1999.
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