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Matt Carey
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Born February 28, 1992 (1992-02-28) (age 27)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Iowa Wild
Quad City Mallards (ECHL)
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Matt Carey (born Matthew Carey on February 28, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing CareerEdit

On March 20, 2014, Matt signed as an undrafted free agent to a two-year entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks after completing his freshman season with St. Lawrence University in the ECAC.

On March 28, 2014, he made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks in the 2013-14 NHL season in a 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

In the game, Matt deflected a shot by Cody Ceci into his own net, registered two penalty minutes and ended the night with a minus-1 rating.

On April 12, 2014, he scored his first NHL goal against Pekka Rinne in a 7-5 loss to the Nashville Predators.

At the completion of his entry-level contract with the Blackhawks, Matt was not retained with a qualifying offer with the Blackhawks and on July 13, 2015, he signed as a free agent to a one-year AHL contract with the Iowa Wild, an affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Burlington Cougars OJHL 5 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Hamilton Red Wings OJHL 20 7 6 13 20 10 1 2 3 20
2010–11 Hamilton Red Wings OJHL 45 25 59 84 40 7 3 2 5 10
2011–12 Hamilton Red Wings OJHL 23 17 21 38 8
2011–12 Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL 25 16 15 31 24 10 9 5 14 18
2013–14 St. Lawrence University ECAC 38 18 19 37 47
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 1 0 1 2
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 67 10 11 21 43 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Iowa Wild AHL 21 2 2 4 14
2015–16 Quad City Mallards ECHL 49 25 22 47 46 3 2 2 4 2
NHL totals 2 1 0 1 2

Personal LifeEdit

Matt's older brother Greg Carey played professional hockey for the Phoenix Coyotes organization.