Nashville Predators
Matt Halischuk
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MattHalischuk
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 187
BIRTHDATE: 06/01/1988
BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NJD: 2007-117 overall
OHL First All-Star Team (2008) George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup - Most Sportsmanlike Player) (2008) Traded to Nashville by New Jersey with New Jersey's 2nd round choice (Magnus Hellberg) in 2011 Entry Draft for Jason Arnott, June 19, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 11, 2013.
CAREER NOTES: Suited up for 20 of New Jersey’s first 26 games of 2009-10, before being reassigned to Lowell (AHL) for the remainder of the season on Dec. 5. Posted seven points (3g-4a) in his first four AHL games of the season… Scored his first NHL goal on netminder Jose Theodore in a 5-2 Devils victory vs. Washington on Nov. 14, 2009… Ranked third among Lowell forwards in plus/minus rating (+6) in 2009-10… Tied for fourth on the Lowell Devils in points per game (.69) in 2009-10… Posted an assist in his NHL debut on Oct. 29, 2008 in his hometown of Toronto… Ranked fifth on the 2008-09 Lowell Devils in goals (14)… Ranked third on the AHL Devils in power-play points (4g-9a-13pts)… Had the fewest penalty minutes (10), among Lowell skaters appearing in at least 20 games in 2008-09… Helped Kitchener (OHL) win the OHL title and reach the Memorial Cup in 2007-08… Named a 2007-08 First-Team OHL All-Star… Ranked 11th in the Ontario Hockey League in points per game (1.475) with Kitchener in 2007-08… Voted the Most Sportsmanlike Player of the 2008 Memorial Cup… Ranked second in goals (5) and points (9) at the 2008 Memorial Cup… Tied for the OHL lead in goals (16) game-winning goals (5) and power-play goals (8) during the 2008 playoffs, and ranked fourth in points (32)… Also tied for fifth in 2008 postseason assists (16) and tied for sixth in postseason power-play helpers (7)… Participated in the 2007 Subway Super Series… Scored the overtime game-winning goal in the Gold Medal Game of the 2008 World Junior Championships, helping Canada top Sweden, 3-2. Posted four points (1g-3a) in seven tournament games… Ranked second on the 2006-07 Kitchener Rangers in goals (33) and points (62)… Also ranked third on the 2006-07 Rangers in power-play tallies (12)… Tied for 10th in the OHL in shorthanded markers (4) in 2006-07… Spent his first two OHL campaigns (2004-05 and 2005-06) with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors, amassing 37 points (16g-21a) in 91 games… Played for Team Ontario at the 2005 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.