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Draft Prospect - 2015
      
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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 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 62 31 25 12 56
L. Couture 62 21 32 2 53
J. Thornton 58 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 62 16 29 -3 45
P. Marleau 62 13 31 -14 44
T. Wingels 55 12 15 -5 27
T. Hertl 62 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 51 1 19 3 20
M. Vlasic 57 7 11 10 18
M. Karlsson 33 9 7 4 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 16 7 .913 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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