Up in Toronto, Auston Matthews – the No. 1 pick in last year's NHL draft – scored four goals in his debut with the Maple Leafs and 40 goals last season and helped the Leafs reach the postseason for the second time in 13 years. Over in Winnipeg, Patrik Laine – the No. 2 pick in last year's NHL draft – had 36 goals in 73 games, the velocity and accuracy of his slap and wrist shots already comparable to those of the sport's purest scorers. And in Brandon, Manitoba, Nolan Patrick kept an eye on each of them, waiting his turn.