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Matthew Nieto
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Born November 5, 1992 (1992-11-05) (age 26)
Long Beach, California
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
San Jose Sharks
San Francisco Bulls (ECHL)
NHL Draft 47th overall, 2011
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2010–present

Matthew Nieto (born on November 5, 1992) is an American ice hockey player who is currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a rookie in the left wing position.

Playing CareerEdit

On October 3, 2013, Matt made his NHL debut against the Vancouver Canucks. On October 8, 2013, he scored his first NHL career goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers off assists by Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels.

Despite being reassigned to the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL on December 18, 2013, Matt was recalled by the Sharks on December 21 after an injury to Tomas Hertl.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 38 11 24 35 14
2009–10 U.S. National Under-18 Team USHL 21 14 14 28 18
2010–11 Boston University HE 39 10 13 23 16
2011–12 Boston University HE 37 16 26 42 26
2012–13 Boston University HE 39 18 19 37 24
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 11 2 4 6 0
NCAA totals 115 44 58 102 66

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States.svg United States
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold 2009 United States
Gold 2010 Belarus

Personal LifeEdit

Matt is of Mexican-American descent.