Matthew Halischuk

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Matthew Halischuk
Born (1988-06-01) June 1, 1988 (age 26)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
New Jersey Devils
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 117th overall, 2007
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2008–present

Matthew "Matt" Halischuk (born June 1, 1988) is a Ukrainian Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Halischuk was drafted 117th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He was drafted from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he played for the Kitchener Rangers and the Toronto St. Michael's Majors.

He was selected to Team Canada for the 2008 IIHF World U20 Championship.[1] At the U20 Championship he scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the gold medal game.[2]

Halischuk made his professional debut in the 2008–09 season with the Lowell Devils, AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. Halischuk played his first NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 29, 2008 at the Prudential Center and recorded an assist before returning to Lowell for the remainder of the year.[3] In the following 2009–10 season Halischuk scored his first NHL goal against Jose Theodore in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on November 14, 2009.[4]

On June 19, 2010, Halischuk was traded by the Devils, along with a second round draft pick, to the Nashville Predators for Captain Jason Arnott.[5]

On April 30, 2011, Halischuk scored the game-winning goal in the 2nd overtime of Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinal series against the Vancouver Canucks to even up the series at 1-1. It was Nashville's first ever win in the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs.

On July 7, 2011, Halischuk signed a two-year contract with the Nashville Predators.[6] On November 22, 2011, Halischuk recorded his first career fight when he fought Sam Gagner during a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

After the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Halischuk was not given a Qualifying offer by the Predators, releasing him as a free agent. On July 11, 2013, he was signed to a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 30 3 3 6 4
2004–05 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 32 10 15 25 4 17 5 11 16 8
2005–06 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 61 13 18 31 16 4 1 1 2 0
2006–07 Kitchener Rangers OHL 67 33 33 66 20 9 4 1 5 10
2007–08 Kitchener Rangers OHL 40 13 46 59 16 20 16 16 32 0
2008–09 Lowell Devils AHL 47 14 15 29 10
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2009–10 New Jersey Devils NHL 20 1 1 2 2
2009–10 Lowell Devils AHL 32 11 11 22 2 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 37 11 12 23 12 1 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 27 4 8 12 2 12 2 0 2 0
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 73 15 13 28 27 5 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 36 5 6 11 10
2012–13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 2 1 3 0
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 46 5 5 10 6
NHL totals 203 30 34 64 47 17 2 1 3 4
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2008 Pardubice

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada Ontario U17 4th 6 0 1 1 2
2008 Canada WJC 1st 7 2 3 5 2
Junior totals 13 2 4 6 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
First All-Star Team 2008 [8]
Memorial Cup George Parsons Trophy 2008

Personal life[edit]

Halischuk is engaged to be married to Ms. Erin Pryde of London, Ontario on July 12, 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada 2008 World Championship roster". hockeycanada.com. 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Halischuk's overtime goal gives Canada gold medal at World Juniors". hockeycanada.com. 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  3. ^ "In seesaw game, Maple Leafs top Devils on Hagman's shootout tally". CBS Sports. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Devils tally five straight to beat Caps; win 1,000th game in team history". CBS Sports. 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Predators trade Arnott back to Devils". NHL. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  6. ^ "Predators continue to work through RFA offer sheet mess, sign four players". NBC Sports'. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  7. ^ "Jets sign free agent forward Halischuk". The Sports Network. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  8. ^ "OHL Announces All-Star Teams". OHL.com. Retrieved June 2, 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Our Wedding". The Knot. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 

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