Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 18, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 11, 2008. Re-assigned to Toronto (AHL) by Anaheim, October 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 12, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), July 24, 2012.
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