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Shawn Matthias | Winger | #16

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 231
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (47) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Shawn Matthias will play in his 500th career NHL game on Saturday against the Kings.
The 28-year-old has been a well-traveled forward, playing for Florida, Vancouver, Toronto, Colorado and now Winnipeg after being drafted 47th overall by Detroit in 2006. He's posted 87 goals and 166 points, including six goals and seven points this season for the Jets. He may never be a top-line player, but every team wants a player like Shawn Matthias. Jan 14 - 8:05 PM

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Shawn Matthias scored in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Matthias opened the scoring at the 3:43 mark of the first period, but the Coyotes responded by scoring four straight goals before the end of the opening frame. Matthias now has six goals and one assist in 20 games this season. He isn't on the fantasy radar.
Jan 14 - 10:27 AM

Shawn Matthias and Nikolaj Ehlers scored the only two goals for Winnipeg in a 6-2 to the New York Islanders Saturday night.

Notably, both Matthias’ and Ehlers' goals came late in their respective periods. Mathias scored a shorthanded goal 30 seconds from the end of the second with Ehlers finding the back of the net at the 16:55 mark of the third during a power play.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Shawn Matthias scored his first goal since October 28th during Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matthias has played just three games since Nov. 1st, mind you. Matthias has posted three goals and four points in 14 outings this year.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 02:34:00 AM

Shawn Matthias will return to action against the Canucks on Thursday.

The veteran has posted two goals and three points through 10 games this season. He's expected to skate to the right of Joel Armia and Adam Lowry on the team's third line.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 08:18:00 PM

Shawn Matthias (lower body) has been taken off the injured reserve.

That's not surprising given that Matthias said after Wednesday's practice that he felt ready to return. He has two goals and three points in 10 games this season.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Shawn Matthias feels ready to return from a lower-body injury.

"It's not my decision but I'm fully prepared for when I do come back in the lineup," said Matthias after a full practice Wednesday. "I'm just waiting for that call." There's a chance that he could be back in the lineup as soon as Thursday night and he is itching to return after sitting out 25 games.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Shawn Matthias is nearing a return to action.

He has been out of action since November 1st with a lower-body injury but seems to be on cusp of re-joining the Jets' lineup as he has been practising with his teammates this past week. Look for Matthias to play sometime in the next seven days.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 12:42:00 PM

Shawn Matthias (lower body) participated in Wednesday's practice.

He skated in a non-contact jersey and might be available to play as soon as next week. "We're striving to get back and hopefully we can before the Christmas break," said Matthias referring to himself and fellow injured forward Joel Armia. "I've put myself in position where I think I can get back in sooner than they originally anticipated, but I'm not sure. I've made great strides, I've pushed myself hard and I'm in great shape right now." He has been out of action since Nov. 1.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Shawn Matthias (lower body) is slated to return in late December or early January.

He hasn't played since Nov. 1 and appears to be on scheduled to return before December is over.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 05:01:00 PM

Shawn Matthias (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Matthias was hurt late in the first period of Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 12:32:00 PM

Shawn Matthias left Tuesday's game against Washington with a lower-body injury.

Matthias played just 3:24 in the game before leaving. The Jets have already announced that he won't be back tonight. They'll probably provide an update on his status after the game.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 09:32:00 PM

Shawn Matthias scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Matthias took a feed from Joel Armia and put the puck past former teammate Semyon Varlamov midway through the second period for the only score of the game. A very underrated forward, Matthias has bounced around a few NHL teams over the last couple of seasons. He currently does not possess any fantasy value playing on the third line with Adam Lowry and Joel Armia. The goal was Matthias' second of the season, and his third point.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Shawn Matthias (upper body) took part in the season opener.

There was some doubt about his availability during training camp. In the end he scored a goal in the Jets' 5-4 overtime victory.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Coach Paul Maurice said it's "possible" that the Jets may have Shawn Matthias (upper body) for Thursday's season opener.

Matthias posted 28 points in 71 games split between Toronto and Columbus, the points were a career high. He has five straight seasons of at least 21 points so we'd expect more of the same for the veteran pivot.
Source: David Minuk
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 02:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Adam Lowry
4Nic Petan
5Marko Dano
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Andrew Copp
4Shawn Matthias
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Drew Stafford
4Joel Armia
5Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Toby Enstrom
4Tyler Myers
5Josh Morrissey
6Ben Chiarot
7Paul Postma
8Julian Melchiori
9Mark Stuart
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Michael Hutchinson
3Ondrej Pavelec