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Matt Irwin
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Born November 29, 1987 (1987-11-29) (age 31)
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Providence Bruins (AHL)
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Matt Irvin (born on November 29, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Matt was named best defenseman in the British Columbia Hockey League Coastal Conference two years in a row, 2007 and 2008 while playing for the Nanaimo Clippers. He continued his career playing at the college level for the UMass Minutemen of Hockey East.

As an undrafted free agent, Matt agreed to a contract with the Worcester Sharks of the AHL. He scored 73 points in his first two seasons, and was signed by parent affiliate, the San Jose Sharks after injuries to Jason Demers and Brent Burns.

On January 26, 2013, he scored his first NHL goal against Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche.

In 38 games with the Sharks in 2013, Matt scored six goals and six assists, while averaging 2.1 shots on goal per game, the most by a rookie defenseman.

On April 3, 2013, he signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks.

On July 10, 2015, Matt signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins. He made the opening-night roster with Boston for the 2015–16 season.

On October 11, 2015, he was waived by Boston after a -5 plus/minus in his first two games. He was re-assigned to Boston's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins the following day.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 3 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 56 3 6 9 41 5 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 60 22 27 49 67 24 10 4 14 18
2007–08 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 59 16 37 53 40 14 6 7 13 22
2008–09 UMass-Amherst HE 31 7 11 18 8
2009–10 UMass-Amherst HE 36 7 17 24 16
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 72 10 21 31 43
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 71 11 31 42 48
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 35 1 14 15 26
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 38 6 6 12 10 11 0 1 1 10
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 2 17 19 35 2 1 0 1 0
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 51 8 11 19 18
NHL totals 153 16 34 50 63 13 1 1 2 4