Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Donovan
Matt Donovan was born on May 9, 1990 in Edmond, Oklahoma. A product of the USHL, he was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders and then attended the University of Denver.

Following the 2010-11 collegiate season Donovan would join the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League for the final six games of their season. His play would impress, notching a goal and four assists over that stretch.

The following season would be spent primarily at the AHL level, but Donovan would get his first taste of NHL action. He would suit up for three games for the Islanders and in doing so became the first Oklahoma born, raised, and trained player to appear in an NHL game.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 Dallas Stars AAA NTHL 22 46 68 54
2007-08 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 59 12 18 30 41 +19 3 0 1 1 4
2008-09 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 57 19 32 51 43 +5 5 0 4 4 2
2009-10 University of Denver WCHA 36 7 14 21 50
2009-10 United States WJC-A 7 3 2 5 2 +6
2010-11 University of Denver WCHA 42 9 23 32 64
2010-11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 6 1 4 5 10 +1
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -3
2011-12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 72 10 35 45 63 +11 3 0 1 1 6
2012-13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 75 14 34 48 112 +14
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL 52 2 14 16 26 -9
2013-14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 27 7 14 21 25 +11
2013-14 United States WC-A 6 2 0 2 2 +1
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL 12 0 3 3 0 +4 2 0 0 0 10
2015-16 Rochester Americans AHL 73 8 23 31 61 -23
2016-17 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 1 14 15 74 14 0 1 1 8
NHL Totals 67 2 17 19 26 2 0 0 0 10


USHL All-Rookie Team (2008) USHL First All-Star Team (2009) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2010) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2011) AHL All-Rookie Team (2012) Missed majority of 2014-15 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), July 21, 2016.
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