May 28, 1979 |
New Haven, CT, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|HC 07 Detva
Detroit Red Wings
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
|NHL Draft||254th overall, 1998
Matthew P. Hussey (born May 28, 1979 in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently playing for HC 07 Detva in the Slovak 1. Liga (Slovak.1).
Drafted from high school hockey team, Avon Old Farms, Matt was then recruited to play collegiate hockey with the University of Wisconsin in the WCHA. After his senior year, Hussey scored 84 points in 154 games with the Badgers. On September 27, 2002, he was signed to an entry-level contract with the Penguins.
Hussey made his professional debut with the Penguins AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the 2002–03 season. He spent the next four seasons primarily in the AHL, playing only 16 games with Pittsburgh. In the 2005–06 season he led the baby pens in scoring with 51 points.
On July 13, 2006, Hussey signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract. He played in 5 games with the Wings in 2006–07 but similarly played most of the year in the AHL with affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.
On July 13, 2007, Matt then signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Matt failed to make the Avalanche and was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters for their inaugural 2007–08 season. In his first game with the Lake Erie, Hussey was credited with scoring the Monsters first goal in franchise history in a 3-2 loss to the Griffins on October 6, 2007. Midway into the season, Hussey left the Monsters and signed with Finnish team Jokerit on January 30, 2008.
Hussey signed with German team, Straubing Tigers of the DEL for 2008–09 before transferring to ERC Ingolstadt on March 9, 2009. In his third year with the team, he was named European hockey Player of the Month for January 2012 by Eurohockey.com. He scored 5 goals and 9 assists in nine games.
Hussey returned from Europe at the conclusion of the season with the Ice Tigers, and took a years' hiatus from professional hockey. On October 13, 2015, Hussey returned to professional hockey after he signed a contract in the ECHL with the Evansville IceMen to begin the 2015–16 season.
|1998–99||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||37||10||5||15||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||35||5||11||16||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||40||9||11||20||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||U. of Wisconsin||WCHA||39||18||15||33||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||75||15||29||44||36||6||1||1||2||2|
|2006–07||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||5||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||37||8||8||16||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||14||2||10||12||18||3||1||0||1||0|
|2015–16||HC 07 Detva||Slovak.1||5||0||3||3||2||7||2||5||7||14|
- "Hussey and Smith Inked to One-Year Deals". Detroit Red Wings. 2006-07-13. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
- "Monsters make franchise debut". Lake Erie Monsters. 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
- "Matt Hussey to strengthen offense" (in German). Jokerit. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
- "Matt Hussey stürmt künftig für die Panther" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
- "Hussey voted European player of the month of January". EuroHockey.com. 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
- "Ice Tigers sign Matt Hussey" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-11.