2014-15: Registered an assist and +1 rating on Mar. 29 at PIT Picked up an assist on Mar. 3 at VAN Scored the game-winning goal on Feb. 13 vs. ARI Registered a goal, an assist, and 2nd star of the game on Jan. 29 vs. ANA Registered an assist on Jan. 3 vs. STL Picked up an assist on Dec. 22 vs. ANA Tallied his first career game-winning goal on Dec. 18 vs. EDM Scored his first career NHL goal on Dec. 9 vs. EDM Recorded a shorthanded assist on Nov. 22 vs. ARI Picked up his first career NHL point on Nov. 16 at CAR (assist) Made his NHL debut on Oct. 30 at MIN
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