San Jose Sharks
San Jose Sharks
Matt Irwin
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 11/29/1987
AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Brentwood Bay, BC, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
2011-12: Finished 1st among AHL defensemen with nine power play goals and 209 shots….Amongst AHL defensemen, he was T-9th in points and goals…Represented the Sharks at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City…Finished 2nd on the team in points (42) and first with 24 power play points (9-15-24)…Spent Dec. 11 – 16 with San Jose and did not dress in three games.

Career 2010-11: Second amongst team defensemen in goals and points…T-8th amongst AHL rookie defensemen in points…Recorded 16 power play points and his six power play goals were T-2nd on team…Promoted to San Jose on Feb. 18, but didn’t play…Had a four-game point streak (two goals and three assists) snapped on Dec. 18…Scored first professional goal vs. Rochester on Oct. 29 (Tyler Plante)…Recorded his first professional point (assist) at Norfolk on Oct. 16.

2009-10: AHL: Appeared in three regular season contests and one playoff game for Worcester...NCAA: Second amongst team defenseman in points.

2008-09: Finished the season with a goal in all three of the Hockey East Quarterfinal games...Scored his first collegiate goal against Boston University on Nov. 14...Eight PIM was the fewest for any UMass defenseman.

2007-08: Led Nanaimo (BCHL) to their fourth consecutive Chevrolet Cup...Named to the BCHL All-Star Game and was honored as the Top Defenseman for the Coastal Conference for the second year in a row, the Top Defenseman for the team and the Top Community Minded Player.

2006-07: Named to the BCHL All-Star Team and was awarded the Best Two-Way Player for Nanaimo.

2005-06: Named the team’s Most Improved Player.