|Born||June 1, 1988 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||117th overall, 2007|
New Jersey Devils
Matt Halischuk (born Matthew Halischuk on June 1, 1988) is a Ukrainian Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Matt was drafted 117th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.
He was drafted from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he played for the Kitchener Rangers and the Toronto St. Michael's Majors.
Matt was selected to Team Canada for the 2008 IIHF World U20 Championship. At the U20 Championship he scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the gold medal game.
He made his professional debut in the 2008–09 season with the Lowell Devils, AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils.
On October 29, 2008, Matt played his first NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Prudential Center and recorded an assist before returning to Lowell for the remainder of the year.
In the following 2009–10 season on November 14, 2009, he scored his first NHL goal against Jose Theodore in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
On June 19, 2010, Matt was traded by the Devils, along with a second round draft pick, to the Nashville Predators for captain Jason Arnott.
On April 30, 2011, he scored the game-winning goal in the 2nd overtime of Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinal series against the Vancouver Canucks to even up the series at 1-1. It was Nashville's first ever win in the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs.
On July 7, 2011, Matt signed a two-year contract with the Nashville Predators. On November 22, 2011, he recorded his first career fight when he fought Sam Gagner during a game against the Edmonton Oilers.
After the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, he was not given a qualifying offer by the Predators, releasing him as a free agent.
On July 11, 2013, Matt was signed to a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2004–05||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||30||3||3||6||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||St. Michael's Buzzers||OPJHL||32||10||15||25||4||17||5||11||16||8|
|2005–06||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||61||13||18||31||16||4||1||1||2||0|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||20||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
International Statistics[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l totals||7||2||3||5||2|
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- First All-Star Team (2008)
- Memorial Cup George Parsons Trophy (2008)
International Play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Matt is engaged to be married to Ms. Erin Pryde of London, Ontario on July 12, 2014.