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Matt Irwin | Defenseman | #52

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Contract: view contract details

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The Nashville Predators will scratch defenseman Matt Irwin tonight vs. the Edmonton Oilers.
Irwin signed a two-year contract extension today but will sit for the fourth straight game. He has two goals and seven points in 31 games this season. Anthony Bitetto and Cody McLeod will also be scratched. Jan 9 - 7:46 PM

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Matt Irwin has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the Nashville Predators.

Irwin will earn $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20. He has accounted for two goals, seven points, 44 hits and 34 blocks in 31 games this campaign.
Jan 9 - 11:33 AM

Matt Irwin will sit for the Nashville Predators as a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes.

Irwin has just seven points in 31 games for the Predators. He will sit out tonight's game with Cody McLeod and Anthony Bitetto.
Jan 4 - 8:54 PM

The Nashville Predators will scratch Matt Irwin for tonight's game with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Nashville will finally get Ryan Ellis back in the lineup. Both Irwin, Yannick Weber and Pontus Aberg will be scratched. Irwin has seven points in 31 games and will sit for the second time in Nashville's last five games.
Jan 2 - 9:42 PM

The Nashville Predators will scratch Matt Irwin tonight against the Calgary Flames.

Irwin has five points in 26 games this season and will sit for the second consecutive game. Joining him in the press box will be Miikka Salomaki and Cody McLeod.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 09:41:00 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Friday’s game against Vegas.

Miikka Salomaki will join him in the press box on Friday night. Neither of these players will carry any fantasy value going forward.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Matt Irwin scored the opening goal as the Nashville Predators defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Make it two goals in three games for the Predators defenseman. Irwin played just over ten minutes, but managed to lead his team in shots. He is not an offensive defenseman and therefore does not rack up many points, so his fantasy value is virtually non-existent.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 09:48:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 10:59:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 23, 2017 09:00:00 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?
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 09:29:00 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.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 09:14:00 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

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
6Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Miikka Salomaki
5Pontus Aberg
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Matt Irwin
5Alexei Emelin
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Ryan Ellis
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros