Traded to Washington by Boston with Boston's 1st (Jeff Schultz) and 2nd (Michail Yunkov) round choices in 2004 Entry Draft for Sergei Gonchar, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), June 13, 2012. Signed as a free agent by CSKA Moscow (KHL), January 31, 2013. Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), June 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), May 13, 2014.
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