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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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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