Matt Nieto
Matt Nieto
Sharks - Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 11/05/1992
AGE: 21
DRAFTED: SJS: 2011-47 overall
2011-12: Named an Honorable Mention All-Star by Hockey East ... Co-recipient of the Friends Albert Sidd Unsung Hero Award…T-27th in NCAA D-I in points, T-25th in assists…2nd on team in points and plus/minus, T-2nd in goals, 4th in assists…Scored two goals in the Hockey East Semifinal loss to Maine on March 16, his first-career two-goal game…Scored GWG in Hockey East Quarterfinal win over New Hampshire on March 10…Scored BU’s opening goal in 3-1 win over Harvard in Beanpot Tournament.

Career 2010-11: Fourth amongst Hockey East freshmen in goals…21 of his points (nine goals and 12 assists) came in the last 27 games…T-3rd on the team in goals and seventh in points…Second youngest player on BU…Tied for team lead with two unassisted goals.

2009-10: Won his second U-18 World Championship with the United States…Led his team in goals, points and plus/minus (plus-20).

2008-09: Won his first U-18 World Championship with the United States…Led his team in NAHL play in points (35, 11 goals and 24 assists) and plus/minus (plus-26) in 38 games…Totaled another 14 points (six goals) in 13 games of Independent play with the US National Development Team…Other: First California-born player selected by San Jose in the NHL Entry Draft…Played high school hockey at Salisbury Prep (Conn.)…Played for the LA Selects.