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Matt Irwin | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Matt Irwin returned to the San Jose lineup on Saturday.
Irwin replaced Scott Hannan in the lineup after being a healthy scratch on Thursday. Irwin has two goals and 18 points in 60 games this season but has only one assist in his last 17 games. Apr 6 - 10:45 AM

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Matt Irwin picked up his l6th assist of the season on Saturday.

The defenseman has been in and out of the lineup this season but now has 18 points. He was originally credited with the goal but it was later ruled that Tommy Wingels tipped it in.
Mar 9 - 10:03 AM

Matt Irwin had two assists in the Sharks win on Saturday.

The defenseman now has 13 assists to go with two goals in 37 games. He has been streaky this season as he had two goals and seven points in the eight games before Christmas but has had problems ever since. Irwin has some offensive upside and has five power play points but we cannot recommend him except in very deep pools.
Jan 26 - 9:54 AM

Matt Irwin (upper body) returned to action on Tuesday January 14.

Irwin missed two games due to the injury. He had three blocked shots and three hits in 21:38 minutes of playing time on Tuesday.
Jan 15 - 1:52 AM

Matt Irwin will miss Thursday's game due to an upper-body injury.

He was limited to 10:44 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Nashville. In 31 games this season, Irwin has 12 points and 76 shots. Consider him day-to-day.
Jan 9 - 2:30 PM

Matt Irwin was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Irwin has been an offensive force of late with two goals and nine points in his last 12 games. He has two goals and 12 points in 29 games this season and is a 5-6 defenseman in 14 team deep leagues.
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Jan 5 - 10:29 AM

Matt Irwin had a goal and an assist on Monday.

Irwin has recorded at least a point in four of his last six games. That's brought him up to two goals and 10 points in 25 contests this season.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Matt Irwin picked up an assist on Saturday and it was his third point in the last four games.

Irwin's shot from the point was deflected by Dan Boyle and it was the Sharks first goal in a five-on-five situation in 132:04 minutes. Irwin had a nice rookie season in 2013 with six goals and 12 points in 39 games but after a quick start this season, he was a healthy scratch in 12 games. He has six assists in 21 games this season and it looks like he again has the confidence of coach Todd McLellan.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Matt Irwin was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

Irwin has been in and out of the lineup of late as the Sharks have an extra blueliner. Jason Demers returned to the lineup in place of Irwin. Irwin has some offensive upside but keep him on your bench for now as he plays irregularly.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:32:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks look to shuffle their defense as it appears Matt Irwin will take Brad Stuart's spot in the lineup.

Irwin began the season generating intriguing fantasy numbers, but he was stuck in neutral before being a healthy scratch for three games. He's worth monitoring for his penchant for SOG (37 in 13 games)and assignment alongside Dan Boyle.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 01:21:00 PM

Matt Irwin has been a healthy scratch in the Sharks last three games.

The Sharks are embarking on a five game road trip starting on Sunday and while coach Todd McLellan said that Irwin will draw back into the lineup during the road trip, it may not occur on Sunday in Winnipeg. He has three assists in 13 games thus far but had not picked up a point in his last eight games.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Defenseman Matt Irwin had a power play assist in the Sharks 3-2 win over Ottawa Saturday.

Irwin also had seven shots on goal as he continues to see a lot of power play time. He was second among Sharks defensemen at 3:28 minutes of power play time. Irwin has three assists and is a plus-four in five games this season. He is worth looking at in deeper pools as a 4-5 defenseman.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Matt Irwin recorded six shots on goal in a disappointing night for the Sharks offense, dropping Game 1 2-0 on Tuesday.

The Sharks coaching staff praised Irwin for his performance in the first round against Vancouver, and he’s off to a solid start in this series. However, he and his defensive partner Dan Boyle will need to find a way to beat Jonathan Quick, who looks almost unbeatable right now. Logan Couture recorded just two shots and finished an ugly minus-2 on the evening.
Wed, May 15, 2013 01:02:00 AM

Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin has impressed the coaching staff with his play in the first round of the playoffs.

Irwin has been paired with veteran Dan Boyle and he averaged nearly 18 minutes of ice time while recording one assist in the opening round sweep of the Canucks. "He hasn't strayed or wandered from his recipe for success in the regular season and the playoffs," Coach Todd McLellan said. "When you do that, you seem to fit in very well." Look for Irwin to continue holding down a lineup spot for the foreseeable future.
Sat, May 11, 2013 08:37:00 AM

San Jose defenseman Matt Irwin was given a night off earlier this week for the purpose of letting him rest.

Irwin was in the press box for Tuesday's shootout win over the Kings and was replaced by veteran Scott Hannan, but the young blueliner was back in for Thursday's win over the Wild. "He needed a rest more than anything," said coach Todd McLellan. "He's the one defenseman that's played 75 games already, having played in the minors during the lockout." Irwin seems like he'll be a mainstay in the San Jose lineup for as long as he's healthy.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 07:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Joe Pavelski
3Tomas Hertl
4Raffi Torres
5James Sheppard
6Mike Brown
7Bracken Kearns
RW1Brent Burns
2Tommy Wingels
3Martin Havlat
4Tyler Kennedy
5Adam Burish
6Eriah Hayes
D1Dan Boyle
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Brad Stuart
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Taylor Doherty
9Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock