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Matt Irwin
Matt Irwin
Defenseman  - SJS
Number: 52
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 29, 1987  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
Acquired: Signed by San Jose as a free agent on March 23, 2010.
2013-14: 2nd amongst Sharks defensemen in shots (147). Set a career high for points (19). Registered two assists on Jan. 25 vs. Minnesota. His assist on Jan. 18 at Tampa Bay set a new career high for points.  Tallied a goal and an assist on Dec. 23 vs. Colorado. Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist on Dec. 17 at St. Louis. Posted his first career NHL fighting major (Roussel) on Oct. 17 at Dallas.  Recorded his first assist of the season on Oct. 5 vs. Phoenix. Playoffs: Made his first appearance of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 6 of the WCFR at Los Angeles on April 28. Netted the lone Sharks goal in Game 7 vs. Los Angeles on April 30, his first career playoff goal.

2012-13: Selected as this year’s PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year”. Tied for the League lead amongst rookie defensemen in power play goals (4) and 3rd in goals (6). Signed a two-year contract extension on April 3.  Had a four-game point streak (3-1=4) from March 12 – 18. Had a threegame goal streak from March 14 - 18, tying the longest in franchise history for a defenseman. Had eight shots on net on March 10 at Colorado, which marked only the 10th time in Sharks history that a defenseman had eight or more shots on net in a game. Scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 26 vs. Colorado (Varlamov). Registered his first career NHL point with an assist vs. Phoenix on Jan. 24. Made NHL debut on Jan. 20 at Calgary, playing 19:06 and was a +1. AHL: Had 15 points (1-14=15) in 35 games for Worcester. Playoffs: 6th on the team in blocked shots (13). Recorded an assist (his first career NHL Playoff point) on the gamewinning goal in Game 3 of the WCQF vs. Vancouver on May 5. Made NHL Playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF at Vancouver on May 1. 2011-12: Finished 1st amongst 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.

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 forthe 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.

PERSONAL: “Matty” lists these favorites: Steak (food); Visiting his cabin (offseason activity); Baseball (sport other than hockey); Dumb and Dumber (movie); Modern Family (TV Show); Eric Church (musician); Puerto Vallarta (vacation spot); The Keg (restaurant); Trevor Linden (hockey idol); Sweeping Canucks in 2013 WQF’s (hockey moment); Vancouver (road city); Chicago Blackhawks (non-Sharks jersey). Has a hidden talent of being an excellent billiards player. His first job was as a berry picker. If he was not a professional hockey player he would like to be a grocer. Says Jim Carrey would be the actor to play a movie about his life. Can’t live without his phone. If faced with the situation of fighting one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses, he would want to fight one horse-sized duck. His mom and dad were the biggest influences on his hockey career. Thinks that Pavel Datsyuk is the most exciting player to watch in the NHL. Thinks that Al Stalock could have his own TV show called “Random Facts with Al”. In his hometown of Brentwood Bay, BC he likes to hang out at Horn Lake.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

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 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 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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