Matthew Register

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Matthew Register
Born (1989-09-02) September 2, 1989 (age 29)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Toledo Walleye
Chicago Wolves
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Matthew Register (born September 2, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays with the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Register made his professional debut on January 25, 2012, playing defence for the Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League in a 2-0 home game shut-out over the Arizona Sundogs.

On February 22, 2013, the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL) signed Register to a one-year AHL contract and then loaned him to the Ontario Reign of the ECHL where he skated in 17 regular season games and 10 playoff contests during the 2012–13 season.[1]

On July 3, 2013, the Ontario Reign re-signed Register for the 2013–14 ECHL season.

On June 10, 2014, Register signed a one-year contract with Hungarian club Alba Volán Székesfehérvár, competing in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).[2] Prior to the 2014–15 season, Register was released from his contract and returned to North America, in accepting a try-out to the Chicago Wolves AHL training camp. On October 1, 2014, Register agreed to return to the Reign in signing a standard player contract.[3]

In the 2015–16 season, Register initially signed with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL.[4] Appearing in 40 games with the Glads, he contributed with 27 points before he was dealt to reigning Champions, the Allen Americans on March 10, 2016.[5] Register closed out the season among the Americans' top four defenders with 10 points in 13 games. In the post-season, Register featured in every game, helping the Americans defend the Kelly Cup with 8 points in 23 games.

On September 12, 2016, Register continued his ECHL career, agreeing to a one-year deal with his fourth ECHL club, the Colorado Eagles.[6] In the 2016–17, Register quickly established himself as the club's top defender, recapturing his form with the Ontario Reign in recording career highs with 18 goals and 64 points in 72 regular season games to be honored with his second career ECHL Defenseman of the year accolade. In the post-season, Register led the Eagles from the blueline scoring 8 goals and 24 points in just 20 games to claim his second consecutive Kelly Cup.

During the post-season run, Register agreed for the following season to move abroad to Austria, signing a one-year deal with EC VSV of the EBEL on May 2, 2017.[7] Following his Kelly Cup success, Register had a change of heart and despite not signing an out-clause to his contract, he refused to start his contract with Villach. He was released from his contract on June 28, 2017.[8] On September 12, 2017, Register re-signed to continue his tenure with the Colorado Eagles for the 2017–18 season.[9] Register again led the Eagles defense, replicating his impressive feat of earning a consecutive selection to the ECHL's First All-Star Team and named the Defenseman of the Year with a career best 65 points in 72 games. He helped Colorado defend the Kelly Cup, contributing with 20 points in 24 games.

With the promotion of the Eagles to the AHL in the off-season, Register left as a free agent and opted to continue in the ECHL, agreeing to terms with the Toledo Walleye on September 11, 2018.[10] On September 13, 2018, he was invited to attend NHL affiliate, the Detroit Red Wings training camp in preparation for the 2018–19 season.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Bonnyville Pontiacs AJHL 2 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Bonnyville Pontiacs AJHL 44 0 2 2 16 11 0 0 0 22
2008–09 Bonnyville Pontiacs AJHL 62 14 17 31 101 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Bonnyville Pontiacs AJHL 58 16 45 61 49 7 1 3 4 4
2011–12 Sylvan Lake Admirals ChHL 17 6 18 24 14
2011–12 Allen Americans CHL 22 1 3 4 2
2012–13 Tulsa Oilers CHL 25 1 10 11 6
2012–13 Arizona Sundogs CHL 26 1 4 5 20
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 17 4 9 13 18 10 0 3 3 15
2013–14 Ontario Reign ECHL 67 14 30 44 56 4 1 1 2 2
2014–15 Ontario Reign ECHL 60 14 36 50 50 19 7 11 18 16
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 6 0 4 4 2
2015–16 Atlanta Gladiators ECHL 40 6 21 27 30
2015–16 Allen Americans ECHL 13 1 9 10 8 23 2 6 8 10
2016–17 Colorado Eagles ECHL 72 18 46 64 59 20 8 16 24 18
2017–18 Colorado Eagles ECHL 72 17 48 65 51 24 3 17 20 16
AHL totals 6 0 4 4 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AJHL
North All-Star Team 2010
Most Outstanding Defenseman 2010
ECHL
First All-Star Team 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18 [12][13]
Defenseman of the Year 2013–14, 2016–17, 2017–18 [14]
Kelly Cup 2016 (Allen), 2017, 2018 (Colorado) [15][16]
Kelly Cup MVP 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monarchs sign Register". oursportscentral.com. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  2. ^ "Matt Register a Devil" (in Hungarian). Alba Volán Székesfehérvár. June 10, 2014. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Reign bring back Kopitar, Register". Ontario Reign. 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  4. ^ "Glads inks Stejskal, Register". Atlanta Gladiators. 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-09-23.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Allen Americans acquire Matt Register". Allen Americans. 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  6. ^ "Eagles land ECHL defenseman of the Year, Matt Register". Colorado Eagles. 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  7. ^ "EC VSV signs Canadian defender Matt Register" (in German). EC VSV. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  8. ^ "Matt Register wants to void contract" (in German). EC VSV. 2017-06-28. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  9. ^ "ECHL Defenseman of the Year Matt Register back in Colorado". Colorado Eagles. 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  10. ^ "Walleye ring up big signing with Matt Register". Toledo Walleye. 2018-09-11. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  11. ^ "Red Wings 2018 training camp". Detroit Red Wings. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  12. ^ "All-ECHL First Team announced". ECHL. April 15, 2014. Archived from the original on April 27, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "2017–18 All-ECHL First Team Announced". ECHL. April 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "COLORADO'S REGISTER REPEATS AS CCM/ECHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE YEAR". ECHL. April 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "Sweeping Success: Colorado Eagles win Kelly Cup". ReporterHerald.com. 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  16. ^ "Back-to-back Kelly Cup Champions". Colorado Eagles. 2018-06-10. Retrieved 2018-06-10.

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