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Canada Matt Irwin
a.k.a. "Matthew Irwin"
#44 Buffalo Sabres / NHL - 20/21
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Cole Caufield 31 30 22 52
2. Odeen Tufto 29 8 39 47
3. Linus Weissbach 31 12 29 41
4. Jordan Kawaguchi 28 10 26 36
5. Dylan Holloway 23 11 24 35
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
33
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Contract
20/21
Cap Hit
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Matt Irwin is an aggressive and vigorous two-way defenseman with a versatility that is hard to come by. His set of tools includes the mobility to be able to carry the puck with confidence, as well as an elite-level release on his shot. Uses his size well, but needs to be more consistently physical overall. Makes well thought-through decisions, yet is not all too quick in making them. When he makes that mind-body connection in-game, he comes through as an impact player who is hard to play against at both ends of the ice. - [EliteProspects 2015]


Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2004-05 Saanich Braves VIJHL 46 7 10 17 74 |
Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 3 0 0 0 2 |
2005-06 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 56 3 6 9 41 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 4
2006-07 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 60 22 27 49 67 | Playoffs 24 10 4 14 18
2007-08 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 59 16 37 53 40 | Playoffs 14 6 7 13 22
2008-09 UMass NCAA 31 7 11 18 8 -2 |
2009-10 UMass NCAA 36 7 17 24 16 -11 |
Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 0 0 2 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2010-11 Worcester Sharks AHL 72 10 21 31 43 -7 |
2011-12 Worcester Sharks AHL 71 11 31 42 48 -9 |
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 38 6 6 12 10 -1 | Playoffs 11 0 1 1 4 -4
Worcester Sharks AHL 35 1 14 15 26 0 |
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 2 17 19 35 5 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0 -1
2014-15 San Jose Sharks NHL 53 8 11 19 18 3 |
2015-16 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -5 |
Providence Bruins AHL 64 5 25 30 27 1 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL 74 3 11 14 26 15 | Playoffs 22 0 2 2 4 -1
Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 0 1 1 4 0 |
2017-18 Nashville Predators NHL 50 2 6 8 8 2 | Playoffs 12 0 0 0 2 1
2018-19 Nashville Predators NHL 44 1 6 7 38 5 |
2019-20 Nashville Predators NHL 27 0 2 2 11 -8 |
Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 0 1 1 4 -7 |
2020-21 Buffalo Sabres NHL 20 0 2 2 8 -9 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2006-07 Nanaimo Clippers Doyle Cup 2 0 0 0 6 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL 2020-2021
Fri 09/04 Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
Thu 08/04 Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils
Tue 06/04 Buffalo Sabres @ New Jersey Devils
Mon 29/03 Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers
Wed 24/03 Buffalo Sabres @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Thu 18/03 Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins
Mon 15/03 Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
Thu 11/03 Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue 09/03 Buffalo Sabres @ Philadelphia Flyers
Sat 06/03 Buffalo Sabres @ New York Islanders
Skill Rating

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Hitting
18
Shot Blocking
17
Strength
16
Defensive
15

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 6 249 27 92 119 0.48 150 -15 | 2 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
BCHL 4 178 41 70 111 0.62 150 - | 3 43 16 12 28 0.65 44 -
Doyle Cup 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 6 - | 0
NCAA 2 67 14 28 42 0.63 24 -13 | 0
NHL 9 379 22 62 84 0.22 158 0 | 4 47 1 3 4 0.09 10 -5
VIJHL 1 46 7 10 17 0.37 74 - | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/09/2020
10/09/2020 Confirmed Anaheim Ducks Buffalo Sabres
02/24/2020
02/24/2020 Confirmed Nashville Predators Anaheim Ducks
01/09/2018
01/09/2018 Extension Nashville Predators Nashville Predators
01/07/2017
01/07/2017 Extension Nashville Predators Nashville Predators
07/01/2016
07/01/2016 Confirmed Boston Bruins Nashville Predators
07/10/2015
07/10/2015 Confirmed San Jose Sharks Boston Bruins
07/02/2012
07/02/2012 Extension San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks
03/23/2010
03/23/2010 Confirmed UMass San Jose Sharks
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
04/09/2021 Clippers Confidential with Matt Irwin (Part 2) BCHLNetwork.ca
04/08/2021 Clippers Confidential with Matt Irwin (Part 1) BCHLNetwork.ca
11/26/2020 Friendship with Colby Cave helped Matt Irwin handle demotion BuffaloHockeyBeat.com
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