2014-15: Has hit career single-season highs in goals, assists and points this season ... Has missed 9 games after suffering an undisclosed injury on 3/21 in FLA ... Has 8 assists in 6 of his last 10 games w/an assist 3/5 vs CGY, 2 assists each 3/7 vs PHI and 3/10 at OTT and single assists 3/14 at PIT (GW), 3/19 at OTT and 3/21 at FLA ... Has 1-12=13 totals in 9 of his last 17 games ... Set a career-high for goals in a game with 2-1=3 totals 12/21 vs BUF ... Multi-pt gms: 11 Inj: 9 ... Shootout: 0/1
Tm Rec in Lineup: 36-24-12 ... Out: 5-3-1 ... w/G: 7-2-0 ... w/A: 16-3-6 ... w/Pt: 16-5-6 ... PP Pts: 5-10=15 ... GW Pts: 2-8=10
Fun Facts: Tied his career-high for points in a game with 3 3-point efforts this season ... Has taken 6 SOG in 5 games this season which ties a career-high for shots in a game he had taken just once in his 1st 139 NHL games ... Notched his 1st NHL fight on 1/21 vs. COL's Gabriel Landeskog ... Leads the team in PP and GW points
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