Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Irwin
Matt Irwin was born on November 29, 1987 in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. He played junior hockey for the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL where he was named best defenceman in 2007 and 2008.

Following his time with Nanaimo, Irwin would go on to attend the University of Massachusetts. He would spend two seasons there before signing with the San Jose Sharks on March 23, 2010. He would join the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Worcester for the remainder of the 2009-10 season.

Irwin would spend his full pro campaign in Worcester. He saw action in 72 games for the Sharks, recording 10 goals and 21 assists. The following season Irwin would continue his offensive production from the back end. In 71 games he scorer 11 times while adding 31 assists.

The NHL was mired in a work stoppage to start the 2012-13 season and Irwin would start the season at the AHL level. However, when play resumed in the NHL, Irwin cracked San Jose's lineup. He would suit up in 38 games for San Jose, recording six goals and six assists.

As free agent in the summer of 2015, Irwin signed a deal with the Boston Bruins. He would spend the following season predominantly with the club's AHL affiliate in Providence, recording 30 points in in 64 games. A free agent once again in the summer of 2016, Irwin signed a deal with the Nashville Predators.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 9 1 3 4 2
2004-05 Saanich Braves VIJHL 46 7 10 17 74
2004-05 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 3 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 56 3 6 9 41 5 0 1 1 4
2006-07 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 60 22 27 49 67 24 10 4 14 18
2007-08 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 59 16 37 53 40 14 6 7 13 22
2008-09 U. of Massachusetts H-East 31 7 11 18 8
2009-10 U. of Massachusetts H-East 36 7 17 24 16
2009-10 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Worcester Sharks AHL 72 10 21 31 43 -7
2011-12 Worcester Sharks AHL 71 11 31 42 48 -9
2012-13 Worcester Sharks AHL 35 1 14 15 26 0
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 38 6 6 12 10 -1 11 0 1 1 4
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 2 17 19 35 +5 2 1 0 1 0
2014-15 San Jose Sharks NHL 53 8 11 19 18 +3
2015-16 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -5
2015-16 Providence Bruins AHL 64 5 25 30 27 +1 2 0 0 0 0
2016-17 Nashville Predators NHL 74 3 11 14 26 +15 22 0 2 2 4
2016-17 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 0 1 1 4 0
NHL Totals 229 19 45 64 89 35 1 3 4 8


Signed as a free agent by San Jose, March 23, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 10, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 1, 2016.
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