Matt Nickerson

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'4" / 193 cm
  • Weight
    234 lbs / 106 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Contract
    18/19

Nickerson is a huge defenseman who is very strong defensively. He likes to hit and punish opponents physically. Also skates well for a big man. Doesn't have much to offer offensively, though.
- Ulf Andersson, EP (2009)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2001-02 Texas Tornado NAHL 47 1 12 13 97 |
2002-03 Texas Tornado NAHL 47 6 23 29 277 |
2003-04 Clarkson Univ. NCAA 38 5 9 14 179 |
2004-05 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 48 1 11 12 182 -4 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 27 -4
2005-06 Ässät Liiga 36 5 8 13 236 8 | Playoffs 14 1 0 1 50 3
2006-07 Iowa Stars AHL 40 0 3 3 97 3 |
Idaho Steelheads ECHL 13 1 1 2 73 3 |
2007-08 Ässät Liiga 25 1 6 7 106 -7 |
Ilves Liiga 13 3 3 6 39 3 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 24 -3
2008-09 Malmö Redhawks Allsvenskan 6 1 2 3 18 4 |
Ilves Liiga 40 1 1 2 156 -5 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0 0
2009-10 Springfield Falcons AHL 19 0 1 1 44 -2 |
2010-11 Did not play |
2011-12 Did not play |
2012-13 KooKoo Mestis 41 1 11 12 154 1 | Playoffs 10 1 2 3 65 7
2013-14 Fife Flyers EIHL 40 2 7 9 307 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 6
2014-15 Fife Flyers EIHL 46 2 15 17 192 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 4
2015-16 Belfast Giants EIHL 35 3 6 9 93 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2016-17 Belfast Giants EIHL 51 2 12 14 77 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 6
2017-18 Milton Keynes Lightning EIHL 36 2 4 6 150 |
2018-19 TUTO Hockey Mestis - - - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2013-14 Fife Flyers EIHL Cup 7 0 1 1 35 |
2014-15 Fife Flyers EIHL Cup 8 1 4 5 43 |
2015-16 Belfast Giants EIHL Cup 8 1 0 1 22 |
2016-17 Belfast Giants EIHL Cup 11 0 4 4 21 |
2017-18 Milton Keynes Lightning EIHL Cup 7 0 2 2 50 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 59 0 4 4 0.07 141 1 |
Allsvenskan 6 1 2 3 0.50 18 4 |
ECHL 13 1 1 2 0.15 73 3 |
EIHL 208 11 44 55 0.26 819 0 | 11 1 1 2 0.18 16 0
EIHL Cup 41 2 11 13 0.32 171 0 |
Liiga 114 10 18 28 0.25 537 -1 | 26 2 2 4 0.15 74 0
Mestis 41 1 11 12 0.29 154 1 | 10 1 2 3 0.30 65 7
NAHL 94 7 35 42 0.45 374 0 |
NCAA 38 5 9 14 0.37 179 0 |
QMJHL 48 1 11 12 0.25 182 -4 | 6 0 1 1 0.17 27 -4
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/19/2018
05/19/2018 Confirmed Milton Keynes Lightning TUTO Hockey
02/01/2018
02/01/2018 Confirmed Milton Keynes Lightning Unknown
06/03/2017
06/03/2017 Confirmed Belfast Giants Milton Keynes Lightning
05/09/2016
05/09/2016 Extension Belfast Giants Belfast Giants
05/07/2015
05/07/2015 Confirmed Fife Flyers Belfast Giants
07/31/2014
07/31/2014 Extension Fife Flyers Fife Flyers
09/06/2013
09/06/2013 Confirmed KooKoo Fife Flyers
08/31/2012
08/31/2012 Extension KooKoo KooKoo
05/15/2012
05/15/2012 Confirmed No team KooKoo
07/13/2009
07/13/2009 Confirmed Ilves Edmonton Oilers
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2003, 11 #169 overall by Victoriaville Tigres in the QMJHL Entry Draft

Drafted 2002, 7 #76 overall by Lincoln Stars in the USHL Entry Draft

Drafted 2001, 2 #19 overall by Texas Tornado in the NAHL Entry Draft

Cult/Star player for Ässät

Career transactions
- 2009-07-04 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Edmonton Oilers
- 2007-10-04 • Loaned to Ässät by the Dallas Stars
- 2005-10-05 • Loaned to Ässät by the Dallas Stars
- 2004-09-15 • Returned to the Victoriaville Tigres
- 2004-05-03 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Dallas Stars