NHL All-Rookie Team (2004)
Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), September 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Renon (Italy), January 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), February 25, 2005. Traded to Tampa Bay by Pittsburgh with Gary Roberts for Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (Ben Hanowski) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 28, 2008. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to lower-body and shoulder injuries.
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