Matt Irwin

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Matt Irwin
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Irwin during the AHL All-Star Game in 2012
Born (1987-11-29) November 29, 1987 (age 26)
Brentwood Bay, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Matt Irwin (born November 29, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

He was named best defenceman in the British Columbia Hockey League Coastal Conference two years in a row, 2007 and 2008, while playing for the Nanaimo Clippers.[1]

Professional career[edit]

With the Worcester Sharks, Irwin scored 73 points in his first two seasons, and was signed by San Jose after injuries to Jason Demers and Brent Burns.[2]

Irwin scored his first NHL goal on January 26, 2013 against Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche.[3] In 38 games with the Sharks in 2013, Irwin scored six goals and six assists, while averaging 2.1 shots on goal per game, the most by a rookie defenseman.[2]

On April 3, 2013 Irwin signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 3 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 56 3 6 9 41 5 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 60 22 27 49 67 24 10 4 14 18
2007–08 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 59 16 37 53 40 14 6 7 13 22
2008–09 UMass-Amherst HE 31 7 11 18 8
2009–10 UMass-Amherst HE 36 7 17 24 16
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 72 10 21 31 43
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 71 11 31 42 48
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 35 1 14 15 26
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 38 6 6 12 10 11 0 1 1 10
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 2 17 19 35 2 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 100 8 23 31 45 13 1 1 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Irwin". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b Dubow, Josh (2013-05-11). "Sharks rely on rookie D Matt Irwin". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Marleau makes history as Sharks blank Avs". National Hockey League. 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  4. ^ "Sharks extend Irwin two-years". San Jose Sharks. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 

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