May 4, 1985 |
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|EC Red Bull Salzburg
Lake Erie Monsters
|NHL Draft||208th overall, 2005
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.
After attending the Sabres training camp for the 2009–10 season, Generous was then reassigned to the Pirates on September 22, 2009. 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. On October 1, Generous was released from the Bruins, however, he was then signed a one-year contract with ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals. 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.
After three seasons with Lukko, Generous opted to join newly promoted Sport on a one-year contract on April 17, 2014. During the season Generous was traded to HIFK on February 3, 2015. 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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||40||1||4||5||63||7||0||0||0||2|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||2005–06|
- "Verot 2016". Iltalehti. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
- "Sabres sign Matt Generous". Buffalo Sabres. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
- "Sabres assign 14 players to Portland". Buffalo Sabres. 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Providence Bruins release 7 from tryouts". oursportscentral.com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Royals sign Defenseman Matt Generous". Reading Royals. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Matt Generous loaned to Lake Erie". Reading Royals. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "The hardness of assembly". Sport. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- "Sport and HIFK exchange players" (in Finnish). Vaasan Sport. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
- "EC Red Bull Salzburg". ecrbs.redbulls.com (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-23.
- Matt Generous career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Matt Generous career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman