- Was placed on IR, Nov. 21 (retroactive to Nov. 15).
- Underwent back surgery on Dec. 10.
- Scored the Avalanche s first goal of the season on Oct. 13 at Boston.
- Is in his seventh NHL season, his fourth with Colorado.
- Set a career high in points (38), assists (19), game-winning goals (3), shots (167) and games played (79) last season.
- His 19 goals fell one short of his personal best set in 2011-12.
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