Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Columbus' 4th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles, later traded to Florida Florida selected Garrett Wilson) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Vityaz Chekhov (KHL), September 2, 2011.
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