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Matt Nieto | Winger | #83

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (47) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Nieto notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 victory versus San Jose.
Nieto's goal in the third period halted the Sharks' comeback attempt. Colorado had a 4-0 lead before San Jose got the next three markers. Nieto has nine goals and 17 points through 37 matches. Jan 19 - 11:17 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Matt Nieto scored his seventh goal of the year in Thursday's 2-0 win over Columbus.

Nieto sealed Colorado's victory with a late tally in the third period when Sergei Bobrovsky was trying to scramble back into the net. The Blue Jackets netminder was heading off to get an extra attacker. Nieto has two goals in the last three games and 14 points over 33 outings this campaign.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 5 - 10:30 AM

Matt Nieto posted a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in 13:00 of ice time in Saturday's 6-2 road win against the Coyotes.

Nieto has picked up the pace lately, posting two goals with seven points over the past eight outings. He has some short-term fantasy appeal in deeper leagues since he is producing at a near point-per-game clip. However, he is still not worth bothering with in standard play.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 01:01:00 AM

Matt Nieto scored a goal and added two assists as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Florida Panthers 7-3 on Saturday night.

Nieto scored his team's sixth goal of the game and assisted on goals by Erik Johnson and Carl Soderberg. He now has four goals and eight points in 21 games for the Avalanche so far this season. He is often scratched, therefore his fantasy value is limited to those in extremely deep leagues.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Matt Nieto posted his first career hat trick in Tuesday's 5-3 win against the Stars.

Nieto scored a pair of even-strength goals and an empty-net marker, finishing with a plus-4 rating and a blocked shot in 15:06 of ice time. Due to a rash of injuries he drew into the lineup after being a healthy scratch since Oct. 14. Despite the hat trick he remains best left to the waiver wire.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 01:12:00 AM

Matt Nieto will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Nieto has no points and six penalty minutes in three games this season. The 24-year-old doesn't have an ounce of fantasy value this season. Andrei Mironov will also watch the game from the press box.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 08:01:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 11:39:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 06:22:00 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
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 10:42:00 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.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:32:00 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.
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 01:45:00 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
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 05:20:00 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.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 07:24:00 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
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 09:33:00 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
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 11:29:00 AM

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2Alexander Kerfoot
3J.T. Compher
4Carl Soderberg
5Tyson Jost
6Dominic Toninato
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
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3Matt Nieto
4A.J. Greer
5Gabriel Bourque
6Vladislav Kamenev
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3Blake Comeau
4Colin Wilson
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2Erik Johnson
3Samuel Girard
4Mark Barberio
5Patrik Nemeth
6Nikita Zadorov
7David Warsofsky
8Anton Lindholm
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G1Semyon Varlamov
2Jonathan Bernier
3Andrew Hammond