|Born||November 29, 1987 |
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Providence Bruins (AHL)
San Jose Sharks
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).
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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|