WCHA First All-Star Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2006) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2006) NHL All-Rookie Team (2008)
Traded to Edmonton by Colorado for Tommy Salo and Edmonton's 6th round choice (Justin Mercier) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 8, 2004. Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Nick Schultz, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 28, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2014.
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