QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (1999)
Rights traded to Chicago by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 5th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Francis Belanger) in 1998 Entry Draft for Dmitri Nabokov, May 30, 1998. Traded to Buffalo by Chicago with Doug Gilmour for Michal Grosek, March 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), February 9, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 29, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), October 26, 2011.
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