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Matt Nieto | Winger | #83

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (47) / SJ
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Colorado has avoided going to arbitration with Matt Nieto because the two sides have agreed on a one-year contract.
Nieto's new deal is reportedly worth $1 million. He produced seven goals and 11 points in 43 games with the Avalanche after he was claimed off waivers from San Jose. Nieto has accumulated 35 goals and 81 points over 264 career NHL outings. Jul 25 - 11:39 AM

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Matthew Nieto has decided to file for salary arbitration.

Nieto had seven goals and 13 points in 59 games in 2016-17. He had a $735,000 cap hit in 2016-17.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:22 PM

Matthew Nieto found the back of the net in a 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

He scored his seventh goal of the season with 5:40 left in the third period to give the Avalanche a chance at a late comeback, but they couldn't get the equalizer. Nieto has 11 points in 41 games with Colorado since he was claimed off waivers from San Jose.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 7 - 10:42 AM

Matt Nieto is a scratched for the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday when they host the Detroit Red Wings due to a knee injury.

This will mark the first time since January third that Nieto will sit out, albeit this time to an injury. He has eight of season's 10 points during that span. Patrick Wiercioch and Cody Goloubef will be the defensemen scratches. Wiercioch has played in three of the last five games. Goloubef dressed in the previous two but is pulled from tonight's contest.
Mar 15 - 9:32 PM

Matthew Nieto was fine to play on Thursday night.

He was hit in the leg by a shot from Montreal's Shea Weber on Tuesday, but he didn't miss any additional playing time. Nieto logged 17:54 of ice time against Pittsburgh.
Feb 10 - 1:45 AM

Matthew Nieto was not seriously injured after he was struck in the leg by a shot from Montreal's Shea Weber on Tuesday night.

"He got hit, X rays were negative," coach Jared Bednar said Wednesday. "He got hit kind of more in the calf, I guess, so he didn't skate today. He's pretty sore but we'll see what he's like tomorrow. I would say there's a chance he could play tomorrow. He'll be in, in the morning and probably go for a skate on his own. To be able to come out of that one, even if he has to miss a game, that's better than what some of the other alternatives could be."
Source: Denver Post
Feb 8 - 5:20 PM

Matt Nieto posted two goals in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Jets.

And just like that, Nieto has doubled his goal total with Colorado. He's now up to five points through 11 games played with them as well.
Feb 4 - 7:24 PM

Matthew Nieto scored a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Vancouver.

He got the game-tying goal in the third period, but the Canucks cashed in on a power play chance shortly later to give the Avalanche a seventh straight loss (0-6-1). Nieto has two goals and one assist in eight outings with Colorado.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 26 - 9:33 AM

Matthew Nieto got his first goal of the season Tuesday in a 6-4 loss to Chicago.

He has accounted for one goal and one assist in four games with Colorado since he was claimed off waivers from San Jose.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 18 - 11:29 AM

Matt Nieto picked up his first point with Colorado during Saturday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.

Three games, one helper. Not quite the rate the Avalanche would like but it's a start. He now has 71 points in 224 career games.
Jan 14 - 6:09 PM

Matthew Nieto is projected to play with Matt Duchene and Rene Bourque on Thursday night.

"He's going on the second line, and I'm not sure that's the best spot for him, either," coach Jared Bednar said. "But we need someone to kind of help spark and find some chemistry with Duchene there." Nieto had four shots in his debut with the Avalanche last Friday after he was claimed off waivers from San Jose.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 12 - 9:10 AM

The Ottawa Senators also put in a wavier claim for the services of Matt Nieto, but lost him to the Colorado Avalanche.

That's because the Avs had a higher waiver priority due to their poorer record. As such a more struggling team won the claim. Nieto fired four shots and skated 17:29 during his debut with Colorado.
Jan 8 - 3:46 PM

Matt Nieto will make his Avalanche debut Friday night against the Islanders.

Sometimes all a player needs is a fresh start. "I'm very excited. It was a long 24 hours, you know, just waiting," Nieto said following Friday's morning skate. "But I'm really happy that Colorado picked me up. It's a good opportunity, and I couldn't be more excited." Nieto is slated to skate on the third line to the left of Carl Soderberg and Jarome Iginla.
Jan 6 - 7:01 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have taken Matthew Nieto off waivers from the San Jose Sharks.

It's not surprising that there was interest in Nieto on waivers. Though he fell out of favor with the Sharks and was scratched in eight straight contests leading up to him being put on waivers, the 24-year-old still has the potential to be a solid third line player in the NHL. He'll likely get that chance with Colorado and even if it doesn't work out, the Avalanche aren't risking much here.
Jan 5 - 12:12 PM

San Jose has placed Matthew Nieto on waivers.

Nieto spent the first three seasons of his career playing on a fairly regular basis for the Sharks, albeit with somewhat modest playing time. This season though, Nieto has seen his role shrink to the point where he's spent eight straight games in the press box. If he clears waivers he'll presumably be sent to the minors, but it wouldn't be surprising to see another team take a chance on the 24-year-old forward.
Jan 4 - 12:27 PM

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6Rocco Grimaldi
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LW1Gabriel Landeskog
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3Colin Wilson
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5Gabriel Bourque
6A.J. Greer
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2Mikko Rantanen
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5Joe Colborne
D1Erik Johnson
2Tyson Barrie
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4Mark Barberio
5Anton Lindholm
6Andrei Mironov
7Chris Bigras
8Nicolas Meloche
9Duncan Siemens
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jonathan Bernier