CAREER: Re-signed by Detroit in July after spending 2013-14 on an AHL contract with Grand Rapids...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2009 OHL Second-Team All-Star...2007 OHL All-Rookie Team and Third-Team All-Star.
2014-15: Earned his 1st NHL win in a relief effort on 1/18 vs. BUF...Has appeared in 21 games for the Griffins this season, posting a 10-8-3 record with a 2.33 GAA and .911 SV%...Has won five straight starts with GR since returning from last NHL call-up.
2013-14: Posted career-best numbers in his fifth AHL campaign, ranking among league leaders with 24 wins (T10th), a 2.30 GAA (4th) and a .922 SV% (T4th).
OTHER: Nominated for 2013-14 AHL Man of the Year Award by Grand Rapids for his work in the community.
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