2014-15: Registered an assist on Feb. 7 vs. CAR Picked up an assist on Feb. 5 at VAN Scored a goal on Feb. 2 vs. EDM Picked up an assist on Jan. 31 vs. CHI Registered an assist on Jan. 29 vs. ANA Collected his second assist on Melker Karlsson s goal Jan. 10 vs. NYR Potted an assist on Jan. 3 vs. STL Scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 18 vs. EDM, becoming the first former Jr. Shark to score a goal with San Jose Made his first appearance in San Jose this season on Nov. 26 vs. CGY Led all Worcester defensemen in goals (3) and has posted six points (three goals, three assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 19 AHL games played this season (at the time of his recall)
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