Claimed on waivers by Anaheim from Vancouver, October 4, 2008. Traded to Vancouver by Anaheim for Mike Brown, February 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2010. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 25, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Hamilton (AHL), September, 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