Matt Irwin (D)
||Brentwood Bay, BC
2011-12:â€¦71gp with Worcester (11-31-42) 48pims, -9, 209 shotsâ€¦ finished 1st among AHL defensemen with nine power play goals and 209 shotsâ€¦. Represented the Sharks at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic Cityâ€¦finished 2nd on the Sharks in points (42).â€¦ led the Sharks with 24 power play points (9-15-24)â€¦ had three game winning goals and went 0-for-1 in shootoutâ€¦game-by-game:â€¦.had 4 goals in last 53 gamesâ€¦11th goal, assist, and # 2 star in 3-2W vs. Hershey on 4/15â€¦assist on 4/7â€¦assist on 4/1â€¦had a two game point streak (1-1-2) snapped on 3/31â€¦8th power play goal of the season (10th overall) in 5-3L to Portland on 3/30â€¦assist and +2 in 5-4L at Bridgeport on 3/27â€¦had a two game point streak (1-2-3) snapped on 3/25â€¦ scored 9th goal of season, added assist in 6-5L at Albany on 3/21â€¦assist, eight shots, and +2 in 5-2W vs. Bridgeport on 3/18â€¦ had six penalty minutes on 3/17â€¦had a two game point streak (0-2-2) snapped on 3/9â€¦assist and 12 penalty minutes in 3-2L to Bridgeport on 3/6â€¦assist and six shots on goal in 3-2SOL at Portland on 3/4â€¦assist on 2/21â€¦had a four game point streak (0-5-5) snapped on 2/19â€¦assist on 2/18â€¦two power play assists in 4-3 loss at Portland on 2/15â€¦ assist on 2/12â€¦ assist on 2/11â€¦did not score in first professional shootout attempt in 3-2SOW at Hershey on 2/11â€¦.represented the Worcester Sharks in the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic on Jan 28-29â€¦broke an 18 game goalless drought with AHL leading 7th power play goal by a defenseman and added assist in 4-2L to Springfield on 1/25â€¦two assists, +2, and #3 star in 3-2L at Providence on 1/20â€¦assist on 1/13â€¦assist on 1/8â€¦two assists, +2 , and #2 star in 4-3SOL in Springfield on 1/6â€¦did not dress due to injury on 1/2â€¦broke an eight game pointless skid with assist on 12/31â€¦â€¦loaned to Worcester on 12/16â€¦ did not dress in three games for San Joseâ€¦recalled by San Jose on 12/11â€¦team high seven shots on goal in 2-1SOL at Manchester on 12/4â€¦overtime goal, assist, nine shots, and #1 star in 4-3OTW vs. Springfield on 12/2â€¦assist and five shot in 4-3OTL at Portland on 11/25â€¦had a two game point streak (2-2-4) snapped on 11/20â€¦power play goal, assist, and #3 star in 3-2OTL at Manchester on 11/18â€¦AHL leading 5th power play goal by a d-man, assist, six shots, and #3 star in 3-2OTL at Springfield on 11/16â€¦six shots in 3-2L to Providence on 11/13â€¦two assists and +2 in 3-2W vs. Bridgeport on 11/11â€¦ had a FOUR game point streak (3-1-4) snapped on 11/5â€¦4th goal, a power play goal, in 6-3 loss to St. Johnâ€™s on 11/1â€¦3rd goal of season in 3-2SOL to Connecticut on 10/29â€¦assist on 10/28â€¦scored 2nd game winning goal of season and was #2 star in 4-2W vs. Manchester on 10/22â€¦had a TWO GAME point streak (1-2-3) snapped on 10/21.â€¦ game winning goal, assist and #3 star in 6-1W vs. Albany on 10/15â€¦assist and +1 in 4-1W at Providence on 10/9â€¦enters 2nd professional seasonâ€¦ 2010-11:â€¦ rookie, 72gp with Worcester (10-21-31), 43pims, -7, 148 shots, and one fighting majorâ€¦ recorded 16 power play points (6-10-16), the 6 power play goals was tied for 2nd on teamâ€¦ scored two game winnersâ€¦ received one NHL call-up on February 18 but did not playâ€¦Second amongst team defensemen in goals and pointsâ€¦T-8th amongst AHL rookie defensemen in pointsâ€¦ Picked up first professional fighting major vs. Jordan Nolan on March 4 vs. Manchesterâ€¦Had a four-game point streak (two goals and three assists) snapped on Dec. 18â€¦Scored first professional goal just 18 seconds into the third period vs. Rochester on Oct. 29 (Tyler Plante)â€¦Recorded his first professional point (assist) at Norfolk on Oct. 16â€¦ Career 2009-10: AHL: Appeared in three regular season contests and one playoff game for Worcester...NCAA: Second amongst team defenseman in pointsâ€¦2008-09: Finished the season with a goal in all three of the Hockey East Quarterfinal games...Scored his first collegiate goal against Boston University on Nov. 14...Eight PIM was the fewest for any UMass defensemanâ€¦2007-08: Led Nanaimo (BCHL) to their fourth consecutive Chevrolet Cup...Named to the BCHL All-Star Game and was honored as the Top Defenseman for the Coastal Conference for the second year in a row, the Top Defenseman for the team and the Top Community Minded Player...2006-07: Named to the BCHL All-Star Team and was awarded the Best Two-Way Player for Nanaimo...2005-06: Named the teamâ€™s Most Improved Player.