Sharks Sign Left Wing Matt Nieto

Tuesday, 04.2.2013 / 12:11 PM PT / News
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Sharks Sign Left Wing Matt Nieto


SAN JOSE, California
– San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed left wing Matt Nieto to an entry-level contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 20 year old Nieto recently completed his junior season at Boston University, posting 37 points (18-19-37) in 39 games played. He led the lead in goals (18), was 2nd on the team in points (37), ranked 25th in the nation in goals per game (0.46 G/GP) and finished 39th in the nation in points per game (0.95 PTS/GP). Nieto was recognized as a Hockey East Top Performer five times this season.

“Matt has had an excellent collegiate career and he has had the privilege of playing for Jack Parker, Mike Bavis and Buddy Powers, who have immeasurably contributed to his on-ice success,” said Wilson. “We are excited to bring him formally into the Sharks family and help him continue his progression as a hockey player.”

As a sophomore, Nieto recorded 42 points (16-26-42) in 37 games played. He was tied for 2nd on the team in goals (16), 2nd on the team in points (42) and was ranked 26th in the nation in points per games played (1.14 PTS/GP). Along with being named an Honorable Mention All-Star by Hockey East, Nieto was a runner-up for Hockey East Player of the Month in October, runner up for INCH National Player of the Week on Nov. 11 and was recognized as a Hockey East Top Performer seven times.

In 115 career games with Boston University, Nieto registered 44 goals, 58 assists and 102 points. He was named a Hockey East Top Performer a total of 16 times.

Before attending Boston University, Nieto was a member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that claimed consecutive titles at the World Under-18 Championships in 2009 and 2010.

The five-foot-eleven, 185-pound native of Long Beach, California was drafted by San Jose in the second round (47th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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