Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Matte
Joe Matte was born June 13, 1893 in Bourget, Ontario. An OHA-Sr First Team All-Star in 1919 as a member of the Hamilton Tigers, Matte played three seasons for Montreal in the MCHL before joining Hamilton in 1918-19.

A member of Hamilton's team that competed at the 1919 Allan Cup, Matte, went on to play parts of only two seasons in Hamilton before being acquired by the Toronto St. Pats in January of 1920. After only 17 games with Toronto, the Bourget, ON native was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens prior to the 1920-21 season, yet, never suited up for the club, as he was shortly re-acquired by Hamilton.

After two seasons in Hamilton, Matte was traded to the WCHL's Saskatoon Sheiks and then to the PCHA's Vancouver Maroons in the fall of 1923. Matte went on to play two seasons in Vancouver before signing as a free-agent with the Boston Bruins in December of 1925. Three games into his season with the Bruins, Matte was claimed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens in January, 1926.

Matte went on to finish the season with Montreal, before opting to retire from hockey following the 1925-26 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1913-14 Montreal Gaiete Canadien MCHL 5 3 0 3
1914-15 Van Cleek Hill OVHL
1915-16 Montreal La Casquette MCHL 12 4 0 4 6
1916-17 Montreal La Casquette MCHL 10 9 0 9 12
1917-18 Montreal Hochelaga MCHL 11 23 3 26 9 3 6 1 7
1918-19 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 8 12 5 17 4 2 1 3
1918-19 Hamilton Tigers Al-Cup 2 2 0 2 0
1919-20 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 1 0 1 1 0
1919-20 Toronto St. Pats NHL 17 8 3 11 19
1920-21 Hamilton Tigers NHL 21 6 9 15 29
1921-22 Hamilton Tigers NHL 21 3 3 6 6
1922-23 Saskatoon Sheiks WCHL 29 14 6 20 25
1923-24 Vancouver Maroons PCHA 29 11 4 15 14 2 1 0 1 2
1923-24 Vancouver Millionaires West-P 3 0 1 1 4
1923-24 Vancouver Maroons St-Cup 2 1 0 1 2
1924-25 Vancouver Maroons WCHL 24 8 1 9 20
1925-26 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1925-26 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 68 17 15 32 54


OHA-Sr. First All-Star Team (1919) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, January 16, 1920. Traded to Montreal by Toronto with Goldie Prodgers for Harry Cameron, November 27, 1920. Traded to Hamilton by Montreal with Jack Coughlin, Goldie Prodgers and loan of Billy Coutu for 1920-21 season for Harry Mummery, Jack McDonald and Dave Ritchie, November 27, 1920. Traded to Saskatoon (WCHL) by Hamilton for cash, October 1, 1922. Traded to Vancouver (PCHA) by Saskatoon (WCHL) for cash, October 30, 1923. Signed as a free agent by Boston, December 5, 1925. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from Boston, January 15, 1926.
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