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USA Matt Nickerson

#50 TUTO Hockey / Mestis - 18/19
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Félix Lafrance 26 23 27 50
2. Patrick Guay 31 25 22 47
3. William Dufour 28 22 25 47
4. Joshua Roy 27 17 30 47
5. Jordan Dumais 30 16 31 47
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
37
Height
6'5" / 196 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
234 lbs / 106 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired

Nickerson is a towering defenseman. Strong defensively but not much of an offensive threat. Able and willing to hit the opponents. Decent skater for a big guy. Stands up for his teammates and willing to drop the gloves if needed. Has had to adapt his rough style to avoid sitting in the penalty box. (EP 2018)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2000-01 Connecticut Whalers IJHL 22 13 16 29 141 |
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 SM-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 SM-liiga 25 1 6 7 106 -7 |
Ilves SM-liiga 13 3 3 6 39 3 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 24 -3
2008-09 Malmö Redhawks HockeyAllsvenskan 6 1 2 3 18 4 |
Ilves SM-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 35 1 6 7 150 1 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 63 7
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 |
2018-19 TUTO Hockey Suomen Cup 1 0 0 0 2 |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 59 0 4 4 0.07 141 1 | 0
ECHL 1 13 1 1 2 0.15 73 3 | 0
EIHL 5 208 11 44 55 0.26 819 - | 4 11 1 1 2 0.18 16 -
EIHL Cup 5 41 2 11 13 0.32 171 - | 0
HockeyAllsvenskan 1 6 1 2 3 0.50 18 4 | 0
IJHL 1 22 13 16 29 1.32 141 - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 3 114 10 18 28 0.25 537 -1 | 3 26 2 2 4 0.15 74 0
Mestis 2 76 2 17 19 0.25 304 2 | 2 17 1 4 5 0.29 128 14
NAHL 2 94 7 35 42 0.45 374 - | 0
NCAA 1 38 5 9 14 0.37 179 - | 0
QMJHL 1 48 1 11 12 0.25 182 -4 | 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 27 -4
Suomen Cup 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Colin Shields (F) 2006-2017 3 Belfast Giants, Idaho Steelheads
Rob Hisey (F) 2005-2010 3 Springfield Falcons, Ässät
Jonathan Boxill (F) 2015-2018 3 Belfast Giants, Milton Keynes Lightning
Jamie Wilson (F) 2013-2015 2 Fife Flyers

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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
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2018, 6 #33 overall by Jonquière Marquis in the LNAH Draft

Drafted 2007, 1 #4 overall by Thetford Mines Prolab in the LNAH Draft

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

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