Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 14, 1997. Claimed by Nashville from Edmonton in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 26, 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