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Matthew Nieto | Winger | #83

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (47) / SJ
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Matthew Nieto recorded an assist in the Sharks' 3-2 win against Nashville in Game 2 on Sunday.
Nieto has a goal and two points in seven playoff games. During the regular season he had eight goals and 17 points in 67 contests. May 2 - 4:45 AM

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Matt Nieto finally got on to the score sheet during Friday's Game 5 clincher over the Kings.

Nieto's tally made it 3-0 early in the second period, though the Sharks would go on to win 6-3. He now has three goals and six points in 12 career playoff games.
Apr 23 - 2:19 AM

San Jose forward Matt Nieto has recovered from a broken knuckle and will be in the lineup when the Sharks meet the Los Angeles Kings for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday.

Nieto missed the Sharks' final 12 regular-season games, but practiced Monday and will return to face LA. Nieto, one of San Jose's fastest skaters, was on the third line with center Patrick Marleau and Melker Karlsson in Monday's practice. "I feel great, 100 percent," Nieto said. "I'm ready to go. Everything's fine. Shooting the puck, fine. There's not a situation that I'm iffy about right now. I wouldn't come back if I weren't 100 percent. I'm feeling really good." Nieto had eight goals and nine assists in 67 games played this season.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 11 - 11:02 PM

Matthew Nieto will miss the final game of the season with a broken knuckle.

Nieto has missed 11 games thus far and will miss at least one more as the Sharks head into the playoffs next week. Nieto has eight goals and 17 points in 67 games so his fantasy value has been negligible.
Apr 9 - 10:41 AM

Matthew Nieto is scheduled to have an X-ray on his hand on Wednesday.

"If all looks well and they clear me, I'll be ready to go," Nieto said. "If it's not healed, then I'll obviously take a little bit more time and keep building strength in it." He missed a 10th straight game Tuesday because of a broken right knuckle.
Apr 6 - 6:18 PM

Matt Nieto will miss the next three-to-four weeks with a broken knuckle in his right hand.

Nieto noted that he's been battling some sort of injury related to blocking a shot during his rookie season in 2013-14. He's expected to return during the first round of the playoffs. The 23-year-old posted his worst of three seasons in 2015-16, scoring eight goals and 17 points in 67 games.
Source: Paul Gackle
Mar 20 - 5:24 PM

Matt Nieto won't play in Saturday's game against the New York Rangers.

Nieto suffered the injury after blocking a shot in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Mar 19 - 3:07 PM

Matt Nieto played just 6:15 of Thursday's 3-1 loss to Arizona, leaving with an undisclosed injury.

All Coach Peter DeBoer had to say after the game was that "we'll see how they feel tomorrow," the other player being Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Nieto did not factor in to the stat sheet before departing.
Mar 18 - 1:25 AM

Matthew Nieto will return from a lower-body injury Tuesday night.

He sat out two games due to the ailment, but will play against Montreal. Nieto has posted just three goals and seven points in 26 games. He is slated to play with Dainius Zubrus and Mike Brown on the fourth line.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Matthew Nieto has a lower-body injury.

That's put his availability for Saturday's game into question. He has three goals and seven points in 26 contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Matthew Nieto returned to action on Wednesday.

He missed Sunday's game because of an undisclosed injury. Nieto had a minus-2 rating and one shot in San Jose's 5-2 loss to Chicago.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 02:08:00 AM

Matt Nieto was scratched from Sunday's tilt with Columbus with an undisclosed injury.

The 23-year-old forward is having a difficult season with just six points in 20 games thus far, well off his career pace. Perhaps we're about to learn why he's been struggling, or perhaps a little time off can offer some clarity and help turn his fortunes around.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Matthew Nieto recorded an assist in a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Nieto has a goal and four points in nine games this season. He's seen his ice time decline from an average of 15:15 minutes in 2014-15 to just 13:12 minutes per game so far in 2015-16.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Matthew Nieto has been promoted to the top line alongside Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski.

Coach Pete DeBoer praised Nieto after Monday's loss to the Rangers, calling him the team's best forward in the defeat. Nieto has one goal and two assists in six games this year.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Matt Nieto tied his personal career high in goals of 10 during Thursday's 3-1 over the Oilers.

It was an empty-netter, but they all count the same. Over Nieto's first two seasons, he has 20 goals and 51 points over 137 games.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 01:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Chris Tierney
4Nick Spaling
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Patrick Marleau
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
5Micheal Haley
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Roman Polak
8Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2James Reimer