Matt Elich

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Matt Elich
Born (1978-09-22) September 22, 1978 (age 41)
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 61st overall, 1997
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1999–2009

Matthew Jon-Porter Elich (born September 22, 1978) is an American retired professional ice hockey winger.

Biography[edit]

Elich was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. As a youth, he played in the 1992 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Detroit Little Caesars minor ice hockey team.[1]

Elich played junior ice hockey with the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League. He was drafted in the third round, 61st overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.[citation needed]

Elich made his National Hockey League debut with the Lightning during the 1999–2000 NHL season, appearing in eight games and scoring one goal. He appeared in eight more games for the Lightning during the 2000–01 NHL season.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Windsor Spitfires OHL 52 10 2 12 17 5 1 0 1 2
1996–97 Windsor Spitfires OHL 58 15 13 28 19 5 0 1 1 6
1997–98 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 34 14 4 18 2 12 2 4 6 2
1998–99 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 67 44 30 74 32 5 3 5 8 0
1999–00 Detroit Vipers IHL 48 12 4 16 12
1999–00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 8 1 1 2 0
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 60 12 16 28 12
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 8 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 22 2 2 4 4
2002–03 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 12 4 4 8 6
2002–03 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 25 3 6 9 32
2003–04 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 2 1 0 1 4
2003–04 Greensboro Generals ECHL 59 18 28 46 30
2004–05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 23 3 1 4 20
2004–05 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 32 8 7 15 16 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Flint Generals UHL 45 22 15 37 70
2005–06 Roanoke Valley Vipers UHL 28 12 15 27 10
2006–07 Jesenice Austria 4 2 0 2 4
2006–07 Chur EHC NLB 8 1 3 4 24
2007–08 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 7 0 3 3 4
2007–08 Heilbronn Falcons DEL2 13 1 3 4 18 7 2 3 5 16
2008–09 Cardiff Devils EIHL 17 5 15 20 8 3 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Flint Generals IHL 20 6 8 14 27
2008–09 Port Huron Icehawks IHL 4 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 16 1 1 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-02.

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