Missed 2003-04 due to shoulder injury. Missed majority of 2004-05 due to broken ankle. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), March 30, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), July 21, 2010. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), May 5, 2013.
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