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Matthew Nieto
North American Skater
Boston University, H-EAST
Final Rank:  43 Midterm Rank:  55
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  5' 10" Weight:  175
Born:  November 5, 1992 Hometown:  Long Beach, CA
Birthplace:  Long Beach, CA, USA
• In 2010-11, his freshman year at Boston University, Nieto recorded 21 points (8-13--21) in 36 games – he played alongside fellow draft prospect Adam Clendening (No. 45 ranked).

• Nieto won back-to-back gold medals with Team USA at the Under-18 World Championship (2009 and 2010) and participated in the evaluation camp for the 2011 World Junior Championships. In 2009, he was the youngest member to make the World Championship team, making the jump to the Under-18 team alongside Jason Zucker (59th overall by Minnesota in 2010) -- both were leading scorers for the Under-17 team and played youth hockey in Los Angeles.

• He played his minor hockey in California until the age of 14 when he decided to go to Salisbury School in Connecticut for a year and then on to the U.S. National Team Development Program in Michigan.

• He got his start in roller hockey at three years old at the local YMCA alongside 2010 Anaheim draft selection Emerson Etem (29th overall) and fellow draft prospect Rocco Grimaldi (No. 33 ranked).

• Nieto’s childhood hockey idol was Paul Kariya because he was playing for the Anaheim Ducks and his favorite piece of sports memorabilia is a puck signed by Kariya.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Los Angeles Kings
NHL player: Jonathan Toews
Shootout move: “Fake shot five-hole or low blocker”
Goal celebration: “Just raise the arms”
Video game: Call of Duty
Movie: Superbad
TV show: Gossip Girl
Actor: Seth Rogen
Music artist: Snoop Dogg
Website: Facebook.com
Book: “Fighting with Fire” by Alex Bell
Pump-up song: “What’s My Name” by Snoop Dogg
Home-cooked meal: Chicken parmesan
Activity away from the rink: Tennis

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2008-2009
USA U-17
USHL
51
20
33
53
22
2008-2009
USA U-18
USHL
4
1
4
5
2009-2010
USA U-18
USHL
24
15
14
29
19
2010-2011
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
H-EAST
36
8
13
21
16




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
7 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 34 17 15 2 98 92 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 33 13 15 4 28
J. Thornton 33 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 33 15 12 4 27
P. Marleau 33 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 33 9 16 -1 25
T. Wingels 33 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 33 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 33 1 11 7 12
J. Sheppard 27 4 6 0 10
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 13 7 3 .918 2.45
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