Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matthew Spiller
Matthew Spiller was born February 7, 1983 in Daysland, Alberta. The second round, 31st overall selection of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Spiller is a graduate of the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds.

A hulking offensive defenceman, Spiller played four seasons in Seattle leading the WHL in plus/minus in 2002-03 with a +50 and finished his junior career with 112 points (24-88-112) before making his NHL debut with the Coyotes in 2003-04. Upon his arrival with the Coyotes, Spiller went on to play 51 games while seeing limited action with the clubs AHL affiliate in Springfield.

Over the next few seasons, Spiller would continue to spend his time in the AHL with both the San Antonio Rampage and the Utah Grizzlies. In the summer of 2007, Spiller's stint with the Coyote organization as the defenseman signed as free agent with the New York Islanders.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 East Central Chill AMBHL 36 8 19 27 140
1999-00 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 60 1 10 11 108 +5 7 0 0 0 25
2000-01 Seattle WHL 71 4 7 11 174 -12 9 1 0 1 22
2001-02 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 72 8 23 31 168 -21 1 0 0 0 4
2002-03 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 68 11 24 35 198 +50 15 2 7 9 36
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 51 0 0 0 54 -11
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 21 1 2 3 32 -8
2004-05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 79 4 7 11 160 -26
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 8 0 1 1 13 -1
2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 69 2 7 9 167 -20
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 80 1 7 8 187 -17
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 9 0 1 1 7 -2
2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 75 1 6 7 177 -1
2008-09 Lowell Devils AHL 71 2 11 13 90 -5
2009-10 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 8 0 0 0 8
2009-10 Bloomington Prairie Thunder IHL 43 8 13 21 124 -3
NHL Totals 68 0 2 2 74


Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 6, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), October 17, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), October 17, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Bloomington (IHL), December 8, 2009.
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