AHL All-Rookie Team (2007)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Boston with Martins Karsums for Mark Recchi and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Alexander Petrovic) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Traded to Toronto by Tampa Bay for Alex Berry and Stefano Giliati, August 27, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to knee injury at Lake Erie (AHL), October 30. 2011. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), August 3, 2012.
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