Matt Anderson (ice hockey)

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Matt Anderson
Born (1982-10-31) October 31, 1982 (age 33)
West Islip, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Djurgårdens IF
New Jersey Devils
Spartak Moscow
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Matthew Anderson (born October 31, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to the 2010–11 season with the Albany Devils, Anderson attended the New Jersey Devils training camp.[1] On January 29, 2013, Anderson made his NHL debut for the Devils against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden during the 2012–13 season. He recorded his first NHL point in a 5-4 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

On May 5, 2013, Anderson signed his first professional contract in Russia, signing a one-year deal with HC Spartak Moscow of the KHL.[2] In his first KHL season in 2013–14, Anderson secured his place among the checking lines of Spartak Moscow, to finish the season with 11 goals and 20 points in 54 games.

He transferred on a one-year deal to fellow KHL club, KHL Medveščak Zagreb on June 11, 2014.[3] In the 2014-15 season, Anderson appeared in 35 games with the Croatian-based club, scoring 19 points before he was traded mid-season to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in exchange for financial compensation on December 3, 2014. He finished the season with Nizhnekamsk with 16 points in 28 games, easily surpassing his first year in the KHL.

On April 9, 2015, Anderson moved to his fourth club in three years as he moved to the Swedish Hockey League as a free agent with Djurgårdens IF.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 UMass Amherst HE 36 10 21 31 34
2004–05 UMass Amherst HE 18 7 13 20 34
2005–06 UMass Amherst HE 36 7 13 20 30
2006–07 UMass Amherst HE 38 10 10 20 32
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 13 1 1 2 6
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 14 1 1 2 8 10 1 1 2 4
2007–08 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 37 14 14 28 28 8 3 2 5 0
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 66 13 18 31 32
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 63 16 29 45 18 14 0 12 12 4
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 76 23 32 55 49
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 56 10 21 31 30
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 67 13 30 43 42
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Spartak Moscow KHL 54 11 9 20 63
2014–15 KHL Medveščak Zagreb KHL 35 9 10 19 30
2014–15 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 28 6 10 16 18
NHL totals 2 0 1 1 0
KHL totals 117 26 29 55 111

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devils assign 15 players to Albany". NJ.com. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Matt Anderson to begin in Spartak Moscow" (in Russian). HC Spartak Moscow. 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Brust re-signs, center finally caught, Flood and Anderson" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Former NHL/KHL forward ready for next season" (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 

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