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Matt Irwin | Defenseman | #52

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Irwin scored a goal and an assist in the Preds’ 4-3 OT loss over CBJ Thursday night.
The defenseman isn’t normally counted on for multi-point efforts, but the Predators will take it. He’s a depth player who won’t carry a ton of fantasy value otherwise. Sep 28 - 10:59 PM

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Matt Irwin registered his second assist of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 6 against Anaheim.

He has contributed two points in 16 games for the Predators, who will compete in the Cup Final against Pittsburgh or Ottawa. Yannick Weber got his first point of Nashville's playoff run on Monday night. Nashville's defense corps has supplied plenty of offense and now Irwin and Weber are finally getting into the act.
May 23 - 9:00 AM

Matt Irwin scored a modest pay raise from the Predators on Friday.

Irwin has signed a one-year contract extension worth $650K, or a $75K raise over his currently one-year deal. It's not PK Subban money, but who reading this would turn it down anyway?
Jan 6 - 9:29 PM

Matt Irwin the Predators have agreed to a one-year contract extension.

The 30-year-old defender has posted eight points with 53 blocks and 72 hits in 32 games with the Predators this season. He's currently riding out his one-year deal worth the league minimum of $575K. More details to come.
Jan 6 - 9:14 PM

Matt Irwin has been the Predators' top producing defenesman over the team's last three games.

That's all you really need to know about the Preds' season so far. If Irwin is better than All-Stars Roman Josi and P.K. Subban then you have problems. Over that span Irwin has scored three goals and picked up four points. The rest of the Nashville defensemen combined have four points in the last four contests.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 01:08:00 PM

Matt Irwin had one goal and an assist Saturday night in the Nashville Predators loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night.

In only five games this season since getting called up from the AHL Milwaukee Admirals October 27th, Irwin has earned four points. His goal Saturday night gives him a three-game scoring streak.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 11:58:00 PM

Matt Irwin will make his Predators debut when he tags in for Matt Carle for Thursday's match with LA.

The near 29-year-old has 50 points in 155 career NHL games, while averaging a hit and bit more than a block per game. But he doesn't play much, so we wouldn't count on him.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 07:38:00 PM

It appears that Matt Irwin will not make the Predators out of training camp.

The veteran defenseman signed a two-way contract in July but was in battle for a roster spot with Matt Carle and Yanick Weber which he ultimately did not win. The Pred made 13 other cuts Sunday. The team assigned goaltender Jonas Gunnarsson, defensemen Alexandre Carrier, Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, Jack Dougherty, Matt Irwin and Trevor Murphy, and forwards Felix Girard, Max Gortz, Justin Kirkland, Michael Liambas, Adam Payerl, Jaynen Rissling, Trevor Smith and Harry Zolnierczyk to Milwaukee (AHL). The Preds also assigned Frederic Allard to his junior team (Chicoutimi, QMJHL) and released goaltender Mark Visentin, defensemen Teddy Doherty, Eric Knodel and Jimmy Oligny, and forwards Gabryel Boudreau, Eric Robinson, Tylor Spink, Tyson Spink and Matt White from their tryouts.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 01:50:00 PM

Matt Irwin has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Nashville.

The deal is worth $575,000. He skated in two NHL games with Boston last season after he had eight goals and 19 points in 53 matches with the Sharks in 2014-15.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Matt Irwin has been assigned to the minors.

He cleared waivers Monday and his roster spot has been taken by Zdeno Chara, who has been activated from injured reserve and is playing in Monday's game against Tampa Bay. Irwin had a minus-5 rating in two outings with Boston before going on waivers.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:14:00 PM

The Boston Bruins have placed Matt Irwin on waivers.

Irwin signed a one-year deal worth $800,000 to join the Bruins, but he has struggled early on this season. The 27-year-old is a minus-5 in just two games with his new team. Irwin had a little bit of fantasy intrigue just because he scored eight goals in 53 games with San Jose in 2014-15.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:42:00 PM

Matt Irwin will make his Boston Bruins debut on Thursday.

That might not have been the case if Zdeno Chara (upper body) was healthy. Irwin had eight goals and 19 points in 53 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Boston Bruin newcomer Matt Irwin scored two goals in their pre-season opener Sunday night.

Irwin's goals were both power play markers. He was signed to a one year deal to provide depth to the blue line but has shown to be able to put up points at lower levels. If he can manage to crack the Bruins lineup, he might see some time on the second power play unit. However, as of right now, Irwin can only be recommended in deeper leagues.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 10:09:00 PM

Matt Irwin has inked a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Boston Bruins.

Irwin had eight goals and 19 points in 53 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2014-15. He'll probably end up serving as the Bruins' sixth or seventh defenseman.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 02:13:00 PM

Matt Irwin appears to be a long shot to be back in San Jose.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson did not close the door completely on the defenseman last week, but Irwin is likely to look around in free agency.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 04:00:00 PM

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2Nick Bonino
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Colton Sissons
5Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Pontus Aberg
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Alexei Emelin
6Matt Irwin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros