CCHA First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2008)
Traded to Columbus by Phoenix for Alexandre Picard, March 3, 2010. Traded to NY Rangers by Columbus for Dane Byers, November 11, 2010. Missed 2011-12 due to knee injury at NY Rangers training camp, September 20, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers for Benn Ferriero, January 24, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Linkopings (Sweden), June 28, 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