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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 could get an increased role on San Jose's back end this season.
Depending on how the Sharks align their right-handed shooters in Brent Burns, Jason Demers and Justin Braun, the left-handed Irwin may get a shot at a top-four spot. He might also get time on the second power-play unit. Irwin had 19 points, including just two goals, and 147 shots in 62 games last year. He will be looking for a big season, as he's eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. Sep 4 - 6:32 PM

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Matt Irwin scored a lone goal in San Jose's 5-1 loss to Los Angeles in Game 7 of their first round playoff series.

Irwin scored his first ever NHL playoff goal after he was a healthy scratch in first five games in the playoff series. He replaced Marc-Edouard Vlasic in Game 6 and he finished with two games in the postseason. Rookie Tomas Hertl and James Sheppard assisted the lone goal for the Sharks.
May 1 - 3:47 AM

Defenseman Matt Irwin should get the call on the blueline if Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) is unable to go Monday.

Irwin has been a healthy scratch in all five games thus far but he managed to play in 62 games this season with two goals and 17 points.
Apr 27 - 9:16 AM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Tyler Kennedy
3Matthew Nieto
4Adam Burish
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Mirco Mueller
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock