June 14, 1986 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Read started playing hockey on Vancouver Island playing for the Kerry Park Islanders. At age 10, he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and played for Pikes Peak Minor Hockey for four years. He then moved to Ilderton, Ontario and played for the Ilderton Jets of the OMHA's Shamrock League.
After being a finalist in the OMHA Bantam Championship, Matt Read's team won the Championship in his first year of Midget defeating Centre Hastings in 4 games. From minor hockey, Read played OHA Junior D hockey for the Lucan Irish in the 2003-04 season.
In the 2004-05 season, Read was runner up to future NHLer Logan Couture for the WOHL Rookie-of-the-Year Award. Couture, a graduate of the Lucan Irish of the Shamrock League, played that season with the St. Thomas Stars before being an OHL first round draft pick in 2005.
Read signed a three-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 24, 2011, after playing four seasons of collegiate hockey with Bemidji State University. Read made the Flyers roster out of training camp heading into the 2011–12 season and made his NHL debut on October 6, 2011 against the Boston Bruins. He scored his first NHL goal on October 8 against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. On October 18, Read recorded a career-high 4 points (goal, 3 assists) in a 7–2 Flyers win over the Ottawa Senators. Read participated in the All-Star SuperSkills Competition and finished second in the accuracy contest, behind Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn. Read finished the regular season leading all rookies in goals scored, 24, and ranking fourth among all rookies in points, 47.
On September 20, 2013, Read signed a four-year, $14.5 million contract extension with the Flyers.
Awards and honours
|All-CHA Rookie Team||2007–08|
|CHA Rookie of the Year||2007–08|
|All-CHA First Team||2008–09|
|All-CHA First Team||2009–10|
|CHA Player of the Year||2009–10|
- NCAA Frozen Four participant (2008–09)
- NCAA West First-Team All-America (2009–10)
- NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition rookie competitor - Team Alfredsson (2012)
- Led NHL rookies in goals (2011–12) - 24
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||St. Marys Lincolns||WOHL||36||12||13||25||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||St. Marys Lincolns||WOHL||47||23||29||52||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||58||28||34||62||110||8||2||0||2||6|
|2007–08||Bemidji State Beavers||CHA||36||9||18||27||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Bemidji State Beavers||CHA||37||15||25||40||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Bemidji State Beavers||CHA||37||19||22||41||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Bemidji State Beavers||WCHA||37||22||13||35||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|Senior int'l totals||8||1||2||3||2|
- "Flyers Sign BSU's Read". Philadelphia Flyers. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
- Seravalli, Frank (2012-01-27). "Read's Travels are Taking Him to All-Star Skills Event". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- BroadStreet (2013-01-03). "Matt Read signs lockout contract with Swedish club Södertälje ...". BroadStreet Bully. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- Anthony SanFilippo (September 20, 2013). "MATT READ SIGNS EXTENSION WITH FLYERS". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
- "2012 NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft results". National Hockey League. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- "2011–2012 - Regular Season - Skater - Summary - Goals". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- Matt Read's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Matt Read's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Matt Read at Hockey-Reference.com
- Matt Read's player profile at NHL.com
|Awards and achievements|
|CHA Rookie of the Year
|CHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
|CHA Player of the Year