Matt D'Agostini

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Matt D'Agostini
Matt D'Agostini 2013-11-02.JPG
Born (1986-10-23) October 23, 1986 (age 27)
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
Genève-Servette HC
Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 190th overall, 2005
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2008–present

Matthew Vincent D'Agostini (born October 23, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently playing for the Genève-Servette HC of the National League A (NLA). He was drafted in the sixth round, 190th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

D'Agostini began his Midget age career with the Root River Rangers, a midget AA team from Sault Ste. Marie. After one season with the Rangers, he played one year Midget AAA for the Soo North Stars. The following year he was selected as a walk-on player onto the Guelph Storm.

On April 2, 2008, D'Agostini was recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played his first NHL game on April 3, 2008 against the Buffalo Sabres. He scored his first career goal on December 2, 2008 against the Atlanta Thrashers. On December 4, D'Agostini recorded his first NHL assist against the New York Rangers.

On August 14, 2009, D'Agostini was signed to a one-year contract extension by the Canadiens. During the 2010–11 season, on March 2, 2010, D'Agostini was traded by the Canadiens to the St. Louis Blues for Aaron Palushaj.[1]

As free agency approached, on July 1, 2011, D'Agostini was re-signed to a two-year contract with the Blues.[2]

Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout cancelling the beginning of the season, D'Agostini signed a two month contract with SC Riessersee, out of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, of the German 2nd Bundesliga on October 10, 2012.[3] After 10 games with Riessersee, D'Agostini returned to the Blues in order for the commencement of the shortened NHL season.

As a frequent healthy scratch with the Blues, appearing in only 16 games as a depth forward, D'Agostini was traded by the Blues to the New Jersey Devils along with a conditional 7th round pick in exchange for a conditional 4th or 5th Round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on March 22, 2013.[4]

D'Agostini was released as a free agent at seasons end by New Jersey and on July 10, 2013, he was signed to a one-year contract worth the league minimum at the NHL level with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[5]

After only participating in 8 games with the Penguins in the opening months of the 2013–14 season, D'agostini was placed and claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Sabres on November 27, 2013.[6]

On July 18, 2014, with no substantial NHL interest, D'Agostini signed abroad to a one-year contract with Swiss club, Genève-Servette HC of the NLA.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Soo North Stars GNML 36 36 23 59 41
2004–05 Guelph Storm OHL 59 24 22 46 29 4 0 2 2 8
2005–06 Guelph Storm OHL 66 25 54 79 81 15 8 20 28 16
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 63 21 28 49 33 22 4 9 13 8
2007–08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 23 30 53 38
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 20 14 11 25 16
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 53 12 9 21 16 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 40 2 2 4 26
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 21 25 46 40
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 9 9 18 27 4 1 0 1 4
2012–13 SC Riessersee 2.GBun 10 2 6 8 6
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 16 1 1 2 2
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 13 2 2 4 6
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 49 5 6 11 22
NHL totals 324 52 55 107 147 7 1 0 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadiens trade D'Agostini to Blues for Palushaj". TSN. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  2. ^ "D'Agostini signs two year contract". St. Louis Blues. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  3. ^ "NHL player for Riessersee" (in German). SC Riessersee. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Blues Trade Matt D'Agostini to Devils". TrueHockey.com. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Penguins sign forward D'Agostini to one-year contract". The Sports Network. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Sabres' claim forward Matt D'Agostini off waivers". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  7. ^ "Matt D'Agostini joins GSHC" (in French). Genève-Servette HC. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 

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