Signed as a free agent by Liptovsky Mikulas (Slovakia), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Plzen (CzRep), October 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kosice (Slovakia), January 31, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), August 16, 2006.
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