Matt Corrente

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Matt Corrente
Born (1988-03-17) March 17, 1988 (age 26)
Mississauga, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2006
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2008–present

Matthew Corrente (born March 17, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing within the Tampa Bay Lightning organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Corrente was born in Mississauga, Ontario, but grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

In 2004, He was drafted into the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) by the Saginaw Spirit, 2nd overall. During the 2006–07 OHL season, he was traded to the Mississauga IceDogs. He was drafted 30th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. In 2007 the 2007 Future Watch published by The Hockey News ranked Corrente as the top defenceman in the New Jersey Devils system at the time, and third overall after forward Nicklas Bergfors and goalie Jeff Frazee.

Corrente was called up to the New Jersey Devils on October 14, 2010.

On July 10, 2013, Corrente left the Devils organization as a free agent and signed a one-year two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[1] In the 2013–14 season, Corrente was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. He featured in a career high 72 games posting 2 goals and 11 points as the Checkers failed to make the playoffs.

On July 5, 2014, Corrente signed a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Vaughan Vipers OPJHL 39 3 7 10 87
2004–05 Saginaw Spirit OHL 62 6 9 15 89
2005–06 Saginaw Spirit OHL 61 6 24 30 172 4 1 1 2 8
2006–07 Saginaw Spirit OHL 29 2 13 15 67
2006–07 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 14 1 10 11 27 5 0 1 1 8
2007–08 Niagara IceDogs OHL 21 2 13 15 64 10 0 5 5 33
2008–09 Lowell Devils AHL 67 6 12 18 161
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 43 5 15 20 74
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 12 0 0 0 24 2 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 3 0 1 1 10
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 22 0 6 6 44
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 39 2 6 8 73
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 11 0 2 2 32
2013–14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 72 2 9 11 136
NHL totals 34 0 6 6 68 2 0 0 0 2

Personal[edit]

Corrente's brother David currently plays for the Western Mustangs Men's Hockey team in the OUA.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canes agree to terms with Flood, Corrente". Carolina Hurricanes. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Lightning sign defenseman Matt Corrente". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2014-07-05. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  3. ^ "David Corrente player profile". eliteprospects.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 

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Preceded by
Niclas Bergfors
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Mattias Tedenby