Scored 2nd goal of NHL career Apr. 3 vs. Mtl...Made season debut Mar. 23 vs. LA; was first NHL game since Mar. 16, '13 vs. Mtl...Recalled from Albany (AHL) Mar. 21 under emergency conditions; was previously recalled from Dec. 29-Jan. 2 but did not play...Has 9g-14a-23pts in 57 games with A-Devils this season...Had points in season-high six straight games Feb. 22-Mar. 7 (4g-2a-6pts)...Also had five-game scoring streak Jan. 14-23 (3g-4a-7pts)...Recorded six 2pt games, most recently Jan. 17 at Her. (1g-1a-2pts)...2013-14: Totaled 13g-13a-26pts & 66 PIM in 67 AHL games...Represented U.S. at WJC; registered 3g-1a-4pts in five games...2012-13: Recorded 1g-2a-3pts & 10 PIM in 17 games with NJ...Made NHL debut Jan. 19 at NYI; at 18 yrs., 10 mos. & 29 days, was 8th youngest to ever play for the Devils Had points in back-to-back games with GWA Feb. 10 at Pit. & 1st career NHL goal Feb. 9 vs. Pit...Posted 18g-10a-28pts with 7 PPG, 70 PIM and a +19 mark in 30 games for Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL).
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