Matt Irwin (D)
||Brentwood Bay, BC
2011-12:…71gp with Worcester (11-31-42) 48pims, -9, 209 shots… finished 1st among AHL defensemen with nine power play goals and 209 shots…. Represented the Sharks at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City…finished 2nd on the Sharks in points (42).… led the Sharks with 24 power play points (9-15-24)… had three game winning goals and went 0-for-1 in shootout…game-by-game:….had 4 goals in last 53 games…11th goal, assist, and # 2 star in 3-2W vs. Hershey on 4/15…assist on 4/7…assist on 4/1…had a two game point streak (1-1-2) snapped on 3/31…8th power play goal of the season (10th overall) in 5-3L to Portland on 3/30…assist and +2 in 5-4L at Bridgeport on 3/27…had a two game point streak (1-2-3) snapped on 3/25… scored 9th goal of season, added assist in 6-5L at Albany on 3/21…assist, eight shots, and +2 in 5-2W vs. Bridgeport on 3/18… had six penalty minutes on 3/17…had a two game point streak (0-2-2) snapped on 3/9…assist and 12 penalty minutes in 3-2L to Bridgeport on 3/6…assist and six shots on goal in 3-2SOL at Portland on 3/4…assist on 2/21…had a four game point streak (0-5-5) snapped on 2/19…assist on 2/18…two power play assists in 4-3 loss at Portland on 2/15… assist on 2/12… assist on 2/11…did not score in first professional shootout attempt in 3-2SOW at Hershey on 2/11….represented the Worcester Sharks in the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic on Jan 28-29…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 1/25…two assists, +2, and #3 star in 3-2L at Providence on 1/20…assist on 1/13…assist on 1/8…two assists, +2 , and #2 star in 4-3SOL in Springfield on 1/6…did not dress due to injury on 1/2…broke an eight game pointless skid with assist on 12/31……loaned to Worcester on 12/16… did not dress in three games for San Jose…recalled by San Jose on 12/11…team high seven shots on goal in 2-1SOL at Manchester on 12/4…overtime goal, assist, nine shots, and #1 star in 4-3OTW vs. Springfield on 12/2…assist and five shot in 4-3OTL at Portland on 11/25…had a two game point streak (2-2-4) snapped on 11/20…power play goal, assist, and #3 star in 3-2OTL at Manchester on 11/18…AHL leading 5th power play goal by a d-man, assist, six shots, and #3 star in 3-2OTL at Springfield on 11/16…six shots in 3-2L to Providence on 11/13…two assists and +2 in 3-2W vs. Bridgeport on 11/11… had a FOUR game point streak (3-1-4) snapped on 11/5…4th goal, a power play goal, in 6-3 loss to St. John’s on 11/1…3rd goal of season in 3-2SOL to Connecticut on 10/29…assist on 10/28…scored 2nd game winning goal of season and was #2 star in 4-2W vs. Manchester on 10/22…had a TWO GAME point streak (1-2-3) snapped on 10/21.… game winning goal, assist and #3 star in 6-1W vs. Albany on 10/15…assist and +1 in 4-1W at Providence on 10/9…enters 2nd professional season… 2010-11:… rookie, 72gp with Worcester (10-21-31), 43pims, -7, 148 shots, and one fighting major… recorded 16 power play points (6-10-16), the 6 power play goals was tied for 2nd on team… scored two game winners… received one NHL call-up on February 18 but did not play…Second amongst team defensemen in goals and points…T-8th amongst AHL rookie defensemen in points… Picked up first professional fighting major vs. Jordan Nolan on March 4 vs. Manchester…Had a four-game point streak (two goals and three assists) snapped on Dec. 18…Scored first professional goal just 18 seconds into the third period vs. Rochester on Oct. 29 (Tyler Plante)…Recorded his first professional point (assist) at Norfolk on Oct. 16… Career 2009-10: AHL: Appeared in three regular season contests and one playoff game for Worcester...NCAA: Second amongst team defenseman in points…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 defenseman…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 team’s Most Improved Player.