Traded to Kamloops (WHL) by Regina (WHL) with Ryan Annesley and Shon Jones-Perry for Gable Gross, Paul Eliot and Kyle Ladoruk, January 10, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to off-season ankle injury, August 20, 2001.
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