Rights transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Carolina with Carolina's 5th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Morgan Warren) in 1998 Entry Draft for Enrico Ciccone, July 25, 1997. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for Ryan VandenBussche, March 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Ayr Eagles (Britain), September 17, 2001.
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