OHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007)
Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville with Scottie Upshall and Nashville's 1st (later traded back to Nashville - Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) and 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Phil Desimone) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft for Peter Forsberg, February 15, 2007. Traded to Nashville by Philadelphia with future considerations for Dan Hamhuis, June 19, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Nashville with Jonas Andersson for Shane O'Brien and Dan Gendur, October 5, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to various injuries. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Norfolk (AHL), October 24, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
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