FLAMES (AHL): Played 42 games for Adirondack and recorded 30 points (14G, 16A)... named to the AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 6... FLAMES (NHL): Recalled from Adirondack on Feb. 23... made his NHL debut and had a shot on goal on Feb. 24 at NYR... recorded his first NHL point (assist) on Mikael Backlund's goal in the second period at PHI on Mar. 3... FLAMES (NHL): Recalled on Apr. 21...
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