Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, April 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), May 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), September 26, 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