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Matt Irwin | Defenseman

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Contract: view contract details

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Defenseman Matt Irwin and centerman Chris Tierney will be healthy scratches Monday versus the Ducks.
Irwin has now been out since December 6th (7 games) and can't seem to crack the lineup these days. In 15 games played on the year, he has two goals, three assists, and a minus six rating. Tierney will also be out scratched Monday; he has just two assists in 14 games played in the 2014-2015 season. Dec 22 - 8:52 PM

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Matt Irwin has been a healthy scratch for the last six games in a row.

The defenseman has been in and out of the lineup all season and has two goals and five points in 15 games this season. He is definitely a no-start in weekly transaction pools.
Dec 21 - 9:41 AM

Matt Irwin and Tye McGinn will be healthy scratches against the Oilers on Tuesday night.

Coach McLellan is simply going with the same lineup he deployed in the first game of this home-and-home set.
Dec 9 - 8:34 PM

Matt Irwin will be scratched when San Jose takes on Edmonton on Sunday night.

Originally slated to play, Irwin will be replaced by rookie blue liner Mirco Mueller isntead. No word yet on the reasoning behind the move, but perhaps Coach McLellan figures this is a prime opportunity to get the kid some experience in a lower-risk situation.
Dec 7 - 7:13 PM

Matt Irwin picked up two assists Thursday.

It broke an 11 game pointless drought for the defenseman who had both his assists from point shots that were tipped in. Irwin has some offensive upside and now has two goals and five points in 14 games. He has been a healthy scratch on numerous occasions this season as the Sharks continue to look for their best six blueliners.
Dec 6 - 9:46 AM

Matt Irwin is a healthy scratch in San Jose' game vs. Florida on Thursday.

The 26-year-old has three points in 11 games for the Sharks this season.
Nov 20 - 10:45 PM

It looks like Matt Irwin will get back in the lineup in exchange for Scott Hannan as the San Jose Sharks face the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

Irwin shows flashes of brilliance here and there, though not consistently enough. Irwin has three points and a -6 rating in seven games so far this season.
Nov 8 - 2:16 PM

Matt Irwin scored a pair of goals for the Sharks Tuesday night as they defeated Washington in a shootout by a score of 6-5.

Irwin's pair of goals pushed the Sharks out to a 2-0 advantage less than five minutes into the contest with the second coming at the end of a power play. Joe Pavelski, John Scott and Tommy Wingels also found the back of the net for San Jose in the win.
Oct 14 - 11:04 PM

Matt Irwin is set to make his season debut on Tuesday.

Irwin had two goals and 20 points in 62 games in 2013-14. As you might have figured based on the fact that he started the season in the press box, Irwin isn't expected to have much fantasy value in 2014-15.
Oct 14 - 6:47 PM

Matt Irwin was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game.

Irwin was joined by John Scott in the press box. Irwin could have a hard time breaking into the Sharks lineup as the team has been impressed by the play of rookie Mirco Mueller.
Oct 12 - 9:42 AM

Matt Irwin is currently in a fight to retain his roster spot on defense in training camp.

Irwin came to camp with the fifth or sixth spot pretty well guaranteed but a slow start combined with some outstanding work by Taylor Fedun and Mirco Mueller has put his spot in doubt. If Irwin makes the team, his offensive flair should get him some power play time on the second unit.
Sep 28 - 11:03 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
5Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Tyler Kennedy
4John Scott
5Barclay Goodrow
6Micheal Haley
7Melker Karlsson
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock