Signed as a free agent by Syracuse (AHL), September 23, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, November 25, 2005. Traded to Anaheim by Columbus for Aaron Rome and Clay Wilson, November 15, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), May 15, 2009.
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