Traded to Atlanta by Columbus with Chris Nielsen for Tomi Kallio and Pauli Levokari, December 2, 2002. Rights traded to Minnesota by Atlanta for Edmonton's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Spencer Machacek) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 14, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 season due to a recurring head/neck injury and serving as a healthy reserve.
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