Claimed by San Jose from Minnesota in Dispersal Draft, May 30, 1991. Traded to Chicago by San Jose to complete transaction that sent Jimmy Waite to San Jose (June 18, 1993), July 9, 1993. Traded to Winnipeg by Chicago for Chicago's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Chicago selected Kevin McKay) in 1995 Entry Draft, June 3, 1994. Traded to Pittsburgh by Winnipeg for Norm Maciver, December 28, 1995.
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