International Experience

  • Played on two U.S. Men's National Teams (2015 - bronze, 2016)

World Championship

  • Member of the U.S. Men's National Team that competed in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia

    • Tallied one assist in 10 games.

  • Captain of the U.S. Men's National Team that earned the bronze medal at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic
    • Tallied two goals and one assist in 10 outings

Professional Hockey

  • Has played 13 professional seasons across the National Hockey League, American Hockey League and ECHL
  • Has played in the NHL for eight seasons with four different teams (Colorado, Washington, Nashville and Edmonton)


  • Notched five goals and seven assists in 68 regular-season games with the Edmonton Oilers


  • Skated in 71 regular-season games with the Oilers and tallied 16 points (8-8)


  • Began the season with Nashville Predators and collected four points (2-2) in 44 regular-season games
  • Finished the season skating in 33 regular-season games for Edmonton where he notched three goals
  • Named Oilers Unsung Hero


  • Appeared in 48 regular-season games for the Washington Capitals and tallied eight points (5-3)


  • Played 78 regular-season games with the Capitals and collected four goals and five assists
  • Tied for the NHL lead in shootout percentage among skaters taking at least three attempts (83.3)


  • First season in Washington and skated in 77 regular-season games with 25 points (9-16)


  • Began the season with the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche
  • Skated in 43 regular-season games and tallied 29 points (14-15)
  • Finished the season in the NHL, appearing in 56 regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche and collected 16 points (9-7)


  • Appeared in four regular-season games for the Avalanche and did not garner a point
  • Played in 43 games for Lake Erie of AHL with 29 points (14-15)


  • Played 67 regular-season games for the AHL's Providence Bruins and collected 52 points (22-30)


  • Skated in 65 regular-season games for the AHL's Hershey Bears and notched 18 goals and 26 assists for 44 points


  • Appeared in 56 regular-season game for the AHL's Rochester Americans and collected 27 points (13-14)


  • Began the season in the AHL with the Lowell Lock Monsters, skating in 15 regular-season games with three points (1-2)
  • Finished the season in the ECHL with the Florida Everblades and recorded 50 points (24-26) in 54 regular-season games
  • Named an American Conference starter for the ECHL All-Star Game


  • Appeared in an AHL game with the Milwaukee Admirals

College Hockey

  • Played four seasons (2000-04) at St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association
  • Finished his career 14th on St. Cloud's all-time Division I scoring list

2003-04 (Senior)

  • Served as team captain in final season with the Huskies
  • Skated in 37 games and collected 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points
  • Recipient of the Frank Brimsek Award as St. Cloud's Most Valuable Player

2002-03 (Junior)

  • Played 37 games for the Huskies and tallied 36 points (18-18)
  • Led all Huskies with 18 goals

2001-02 (Sophomore)

  • Suited up for 42 games and amassed 39 points (19-20)

2000-01 (Freshman)

  • In his first season at St. Cloud, he appeared in 36 games and tallied 12 points (3-9)
  • Helped St. Cloud claim the WCHA playoff title

Additional Notes

  • Selected by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round (131st overall) in the 2000 National Hockey League Entry Draft
  • Skated two seasons (1998-00) with Blaine High School where he tallied 110 points (46-64) in 43 games
  • Matt and his wife, Kim, have twins, a boy and girl, named Gunnar and Lennon