Matt Hussey

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Matt Hussey
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Born (1979-05-28) May 28, 1979 (age 35)
New Haven, CT, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
Jokerit
Straubing Tigers
ERC Ingolstadt
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
NHL Draft 254th overall, 1998
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2002–present

Matthew Hussey (born May 28, 1979 in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the DEL. While off the ice, he maintains the health website feedthetemple.com

Playing career[edit]

Hussey was drafted in the ninth round, 254th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Drafted from high school hockey team, Avon Old Farms, Matt was then recruited to play collegiate hockey with the University of Wisconsin in the WCHA. After his senior year, Hussey scored 84 points in 154 games with the Badgers. On September 27, 2002, he was signed to an entry-level contract with the Penguins.

Hussey made his professional debut with the Penguins AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the 2002–03 season. He spent the next four seasons primarily in the AHL, playing only 16 games with Pittsburgh. In the 2005–06 season he led the baby pens in scoring with 51 points.

On July 13, 2006, Hussey signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.[1] He played in 5 games with the Wings in 2006–07 but similarly played most of the year in the AHL with affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.

On July 13, 2007, Matt then signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[2] Matt failed to make the Avalanche and was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters for their inaugural 2007–08 season. In his first game with the Lake Erie, Hussey was credited with scoring the Monsters first goal in franchise history in a 3-2 loss to the Griffins on October 6, 2007.[3] Midway into the season, Hussey left the Monsters and signed with Finnish team Jokerit on January 30, 2008.[4]

Hussey signed with German team, Straubing Tigers of the DEL for 2008–09 before transferring to ERC Ingolstadt on March 9, 2009.[5] In his third year with the team, he was named European hockey Player of the Month for January 2012 by Eurohockey.com. He scored 5 goals and 9 assists in nine games.[6]

After remaining a free agent midway into the 2013–14 season, Hussey agreed to play for the remainder of the season with his third DEL club, the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers on December 11, 2013.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 37 10 5 15 18
1999–00 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 35 5 11 16 8
2000–01 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 40 9 11 20 24
2001–02 U. of Wisconsin WCHA 39 18 15 33 16
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 69 12 11 23 28 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 55 2 1 3 6 6 2 2 4 0
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 2 1 3 0
2004–05 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 80 16 14 30 19 10 1 2 3 2
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 65 21 30 51 34 9 1 0 1 0
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 0 1 1 0
2006–07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 75 15 29 44 36 6 1 1 2 2
2006–07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 37 8 8 16 18
2007–08 Jokerit SM-l 11 0 3 3 4
2008–09 Straubing Tigers DEL 48 16 27 43 48
2009–10 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 51 20 20 40 26 9 1 3 4 6
2010–11 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 51 15 15 30 36 4 0 2 2 0
2011–12 Straubing Tigers DEL 42 23 22 45 10 8 2 2 4 4
2012–13 Straubing Tigers DEL 33 6 9 15 28 6 2 1 3 0
2013–14 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 14 2 10 12 18 3 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 21 2 2 4 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hussey, Smtih inked to one-year deals". Detroit Red Wings. 2006-07-13. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Avalanche sign Healey, Hussey and Weiman". hockeyfights.com. 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Monsters make franchise debut". Lake Erie Monsters. 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Matt Hussey to strengthen offense" (in German). Jokerit. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Matt Hussey stürmt künftig für die Panther" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2009-03-0 9. Retrieved 2010-04-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Hussey voted European player of the month of January". EuroHockey.com. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Ice Tigers sign Matt Hussey" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 

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