Son of Ron
Traded to Tampa Bay by Boston for Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Jason Churchill) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 13, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), May 17, 2008. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Adirondack (AHL), December 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, March 3, 2010.
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