MJHL First All-Star Team (2001) CHA All-Rookie Team (2002)
Missed majority of 2010-11 due to lower-body injury. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 19, 2011. Traded to Detroit by San Jose with San Jose's 7th round choice (Alexander Kadeykin) in 2014 Entry Draft for Brad Stuart, June 10, 2012. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 6, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), July 29, 2013.
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