Appeared in 600th NHL game Mar. 28 at Car...Scored 9th goal of the season Mar. 20 at Buf.; 9g are 2nd-highest total of NHL career (11, 2007-08)...Posted 1g-1a-2pts Mar. 14 at Ari. for first multi-pt. game since Feb. 25, '12...Scored 4th career PPG Mar. 6 vs. CBJ.; first since Nov. 22, '11...Established new career-high with points in five straight games Feb. 20-27 (2g-3a-5pts)...Scored 1st GWG with NJ/7th career Jan. 6 vs. Buf...Leads team with 72 PIM, including season-high 10 PIM Dec. 29 vs. Pit...Activated from I.R. Nov. 7 at Det.; scored 1st goal with NJ that night vs. former team...Missed seven games Oct. 24-Nov. 6 (foot)...Made Devils' debut Oct. 9 at Phi...Signed with team Oct. 7; attended camp on a tryout Is 1st player of Inuit descent in NHL history 2013-14: Appeared in 11 games with Detroit Recorded 6g-12a-18pts and 104 PIM in 51 games for Grand Rapids (AHL) Posted career-highs with 24a/30pts and 77 games played with Nashville in 11-12...Made NHL debut Oct. 9, 03 vs. Ana.
WHL East First All-Star Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2012.
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