Matt Generous

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Matt Generous
Matt Generous 2012.jpg
Born (1985-05-04) May 4, 1985 (age 32)
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Portland Pirates
Lake Erie Monsters
Lukko
Sport
HIFK
NHL Draft 208th overall, 2005
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2009–present

Matthew James Generous[1] (born May 4, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Generous first played Junior A hockey in the EJHL with the New England Jr Falcons before he was drafted in the seventh round, 208th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Generous then committed to play collegiate hockey in the ECAC with St. Lawrence University. In his senior year in 2008–09, Generous had 8 goals for 17 points and was +5 in 35 games to be named the ECAC's Outstanding Defensive Defenseman. Generous completed his four-year Saints career with 56 points (18+38) in 139 games, and was a four-time member of the ECAC All-Academic Team.

On April 1, 2009, Generous signed a one-year, entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres and was immediately assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, to begin his professional career in the remainder of the 2008–09 campaign.[2]

After attending the Sabres training camp for the 2009–10 season, Generous was then reassigned to the Pirates on September 22, 2009.[3] In his first full professional season, Generous remained with the Pirates for the entirety of the year and in 61 games posted 2 goals and 11 assists.

Without a contract offer from the Sabres at season's end, Generous attended fellow AHL team, the Providence Bruins, training camp on a try-out for the 2010–11 season.[4] On October 1, Generous was released from the Bruins, however, he was then signed a one-year contract with ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals.[5] After starting the season on the Blueline with Royals Generous was then signed to a professional try-out contract with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL on December 14, 2010.[6]

After three seasons with Lukko, Generous opted to join newly promoted Sport on a one-year contract on April 17, 2014.[7] During the season Generous was traded to HIFK on February 3, 2015.[8] He left the team after the conclusion of the 2016-17 season and signed with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian EBEL on May 23, 2017.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 New England Jr Falcons EJHL 49 8 16 24 105
2005–06 St. Lawrence University ECAC 34 4 11 15 34
2006–07 St. Lawrence University ECAC 37 3 6 9 34
2007–08 St. Lawrence University ECAC 33 3 12 15 31
2008–09 St. Lawrence University ECAC 35 8 9 17 34
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 4 1 0 1 13 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 61 2 11 13 74
2010–11 Reading Royals ECHL 22 1 4 5 20
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 40 1 4 5 63 7 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Lukko SM-l 57 3 10 13 102
2012–13 Lukko SM-l 60 1 6 7 38 13 1 1 2 14
2013–14 Lukko Liiga 52 1 6 7 47 15 1 1 2 10
2014–15 Sport Liiga 45 1 3 4 81
2014–15 HIFK Liiga 11 3 1 4 45 7 0 0 0 28
2015–16 HIFK Liiga 48 1 6 7 134 16 1 2 3 16
AHL totals 105 4 15 19 150 11 0 0 0 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2005–06

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verot 2016". Iltalehti. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Sabres sign Matt Generous". Buffalo Sabres. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Sabres assign 14 players to Portland". Buffalo Sabres. 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Providence Bruins release 7 from tryouts". oursportscentral.com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Royals sign Defenseman Matt Generous". Reading Royals. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Matt Generous loaned to Lake Erie". Reading Royals. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  7. ^ "The hardness of assembly". Sport. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  8. ^ "Sport and HIFK exchange players" (in Finnish). Vaasan Sport. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  9. ^ "EC Red Bull Salzburg". ecrbs.redbulls.com (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-23. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Moore
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman
2008–09
Succeeded by
Justin Krueger