OHL First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2003)
Officially announced intention to withdraw from Merrimack College (Hockey East) for academic reasons, May 30, 2002. Missed majority of 2007-08 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 14, 2008.. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to sports hernia injury in training camp.
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