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Matt Nieto
Matt Nieto
Left Wing  - SJS
Number: 83
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 5, 1992  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA, United States
Drafted: SJS / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (47th overall) PROSPECT BIO

2014-15: Ranked 8th on the team in points (27) and 9th in both goals (10) and assists (17)...Had a goal and +1 rating on April 9 at Edmonton... Had a three-point night (2g, 1a) and +2 rating on Mar. 3 at Vancouver...Picked up a two- point night (1g, 1a) and +2 rating on Feb. 11 vs. Washington...Scored a goal on Jan. 19 vs. New Jersey...Registered an assist and had three shots on Jan. 15 vs. Toronto...Scored the GWG with :12 seconds remaining in regulation on Dec. 2 vs. Philadelphia...Scored a goal on Nov. 29 vs. Anaheim...Had a three-game point streak (1-2=3) from Oct. 8 at Los Angeles to Oct. 14 at Washington...Registered an assist and a +2 rating on Oct. 11 vs. Winnipeg...Scored a goal and fired 5 shots (1 on goal) on Oct. 8 at Los Angeles.

2013-14: 4th amongst Sharks forwards in blocked shots (45). Was named a recipient of the PlayStation “Sharks Co-Rookies of the Year” with Tomas Hertl. Recorded 3-2=5 during career-high four-game point streak from March 8-14. Registered a goal and an assist on March 8 vs. Montreal. Scored the gamewinning goal on March 2 at New Jersey. Recorded his first two-goal game on Feb. 3 vs. Philadelphia. Posted three-game assist streak to Jan. 4 at Colorado thru Jan. 7 at Nashville. Recorded two goals and three assists in two games with Worcester. Recalled from Worcester on Dec. 8. Returned to the lineup and tallied an assist on Nov. 2 vs. Phoenix. Missed two games due to injury. Tallied his 2nd career goal on Oct. 17 at Dallas. Added an assist on 10/12 vs. Ottawa. Scored his first NHL goal and added two assists (including his first NHL point) on Oct. 8 vs. the NY Rangers. Made his NHL debut on Oct. 3 vs. Vancouver. Playoffs: Finished the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs T-3rd on the Sharks with fivepoints (2-3=5). Recorded his first career playoff goal in Game 3 at Los Angeles on April 22. Picked up his first career multipoint playoff game (two assists) in Game 2 vs. Los Angeles on April 20. Recorded his first career playoff point (assist) in his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 vs. Los Angeles on April 17.

2012-13: Opened his AHL career with a three-game point streak (1-2=3). Scored his first professional goal on April 4 vs. Bridgeport. Made professional debut with Worcester (AHL) on April 2 vs. Bridgeport and tallied first professional assist. Led Boston University in goals (18, career high) and 2nd in points (37) behind fellow Sharks prospect Danny O’Regan. Finished 2nd in Hockey East in conference goals scored (15) and T-9th in conference points (30). Helped BU reach the Hockey East Championship.

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 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.

2010-11: 4th 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 7th in points. Second youngest player on BU.

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

2008-09: Won his first U-18 World Championship with the United States. Led his team in NAHL play in points (35) and plus/minus (+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.


SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
2 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
3 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
4 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
5 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
6 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
7 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 82 19 63 25 82
J. Pavelski 82 38 40 25 78
B. Burns 82 27 48 -5 75
P. Marleau 82 25 23 -22 48
T. Hertl 81 21 25 16 46
J. Ward 79 21 22 -15 43
M. Vlasic 67 8 31 15 39
L. Couture 52 15 21 2 36
J. Donskoi 76 11 25 4 36
J. Braun 80 4 19 11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 37 23 4 .918 2.27
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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