Mike Matteucci

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Mike Matteucci
Born (1971-12-27) December 27, 1971 (age 46)
Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 03 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1996–2004

Michael Matteucci (born December 27, 1971 in Trail, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman.

Matteucci played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Lake Superior State University from 1992–93 to 1995–96, and was a member of the Lakers' championship team in 1994.

Undrafted after college, Matteucci played for the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the International Hockey League from 1996 to 2000. With the Ice Dogs, he became a fan favorite as an enforcer. In his four-plus seasons with the Ice Dogs, Matteucci racked up more than 900 penalty minutes.

Following his time with the Ice Dogs, Matteucci signed with the Minnesota Wild. He played 6 NHL games for the Wild in the 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons. He spent most of the 2000–01 season with the IHL Cleveland Lumberjacks, and most of 2001–02 with the AHL Houston Aeros, where he served as team captain.

Matteucci signed a free agent contract with the New Jersey Devils in 2002, and spent the next two seasons as captain of the Albany River Rats, New Jersey's AHL affiliate. He then moved on to the Milwaukee Admirals.

Matteucci announced his retirement from the Admirals on December 4, 2004.

In 2014, Matteucci was inducted into the Lake Superior State Athletic Hall of Fame, along with his 1994 championship team.

He currently lives with his wife, and two children. Matteucci coaches his sons hockey team.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Steve Halko
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
Succeeded by
Tyler Harlton