2014-15: Scored first goal of season 2/13 vs. PHI... Picked up two fighting majors for 11th time in NHL career 10/28 vs OTT... Posted six hits 10/26 at LAK... Became CBJ's franchise leader in PIM (1027) with minor 10/27 at BUF.
2013-14: Tied J. Shelley for 1st place in CBJ history with 1025th career PIM on 4/12 at FLA... Skated in 400th career NHL game on 11/5 vs. OTT... Led CBJ with 8 fighting majors.
Career: Finished T-5th in the NHL in fighting majors (12) and 9th in PIM (100), leading CBJ in both categories in 2012-13... Finished in the Top 10 in fighting majors his 1st 6 NHL seasons: 2012-13, 12 (T-5th); 2011-12, 18 (T-4th); 2010-11, 24 (3rd); 2009-10, 21 (T-6th); 2008-09, 24 (2nd); 2007-08, 28 (1st) Made NHL debut on 10/5/07 vs. ANA Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/10/07 vs. PHX (Aebischer) Won J. Ross Robinson Cup with Plymouth (OHL) in 2007.
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