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Matt Dumba | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 189
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Matt Dumba blasted a one-timer in overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 win versus Nashville.
He has a plus-16 rating in his past 15 games and he sits third among NHL rookie defensemen with seven goals. Dumba was credited with five blocks and three shots against the Predators. Mar 18 - 12:45 PM

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Matt Dumba has taken advantage of his larger role and he's been playing his best hockey lately.

He has been averaging roughly 19 minutes per game over his past 11 appearances, while posting a plus-13 rating, four goals and 24 shots. "My confidence is really good right now," Dumba said. "Just making simple plays and trying not to force things, but when there is a chance to make a play, make it because I have the skills to do that, too."
Mar 10 - 11:26 AM

Matt Dumba scored both Minnesota goals in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory over Ottawa.

Dumba's goals bring his total to six on the season, but he has added only four helpers in 39 outings, which means he's not worthy of being on a fantasy roster this season. Mikael Granlund drew assists on both goals in the win.
Mar 3 - 11:39 PM

Matt Dumba logged a season-high 18:20 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over Calgary.

He scored his third goal of the season and played a strong game defensively. Dumba has played in 33 games this season and he is confident he can play at the NHL level. The 20-year-old defender shouldn't be on your fantasy radar at this time, though.
Feb 19 - 12:46 PM

Matt Dumba has been recalled by Minnesota and he's expected to play in his hometown of Calgary Thursday night.

He was born in Regina, Sask., but moved to Calgary at a young age and grew up there. Dumba has recorded five points and 16 blocks in 23 games this season with Minnesota.
Jan 29 - 5:32 PM

Matt Dumba has been reassigned to the minors.

He will play in the minors during the All-Star break, but he might be back with Minnesota afterward. Dumba was a healthy scratch Tuesday. He has skated in 23 NHL games this season.
Jan 21 - 10:46 AM

Matt Dumba enjoyed a solid fantasy night Thursday in his first NHL game since Nov. 28.

Dumba picked up a goal, two shots, five penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating in 16:11 of ice time. The Wild had some vacancies to fill on the back end because of a suspension to Ryan Suter in addition to injuries to Marco Scandella and Justin Falk.
Jan 16 - 1:33 PM

Mathew Dumba has been called up by the Wild.

In 20 NHL games this season, he has contributed four points and 28 shots. He has amassed 12 points in 17 contests with AHL Iowa. The Wild put Marco Scandella and Justin Falk on injured reserve to make room for him.
Jan 14 - 5:50 PM

The Minnesota Wild have sent Mathew Dumba to the minors.

With Jonas Brodin and Marco Scandella back in the lineup, it was an obvious move to get Dumba some much needed playing time in the AHL. He is only 20 and will be back.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Matt Dumba and Keith Ballard are expected to sit Friday night against Dallas, while Jonas Brodin makes his return.

Brodin had missed the previous seven games with the mumps, "I've never been that sick before," he said. Ballards's only seen ten games this season, but the young Dumba had been playing well. He has four points in his 19 games while averaging 12:56 of ice time per night.
Source: Chad Graff
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 07:56:00 PM

Coach Mike Yeo benched Matt Dumba after his second period turnover led to a goal for Montreal on Saturday.

Dumba played only one more shift in the game after the costly mistake on Brendan Gallagher’s goal. Dumba is still just 20-year-old so mistakes will be a common occurrence with him. I don’t want to pin this just on him," Yeo said. "This is a young kid. He’s learning lessons." The former seventh overall pick in the 2012 draft has one goal and one assist in 12 games this season. He is more valuable in dynasty leagues than he is in standard fantasy leagues right now.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 09:17:00 AM

With the injury to Jared Spurgeon, Mathew Dumba is getting a chance to play on Minnesota' second power play.

Although he is not always a slam dunnk to dress, Dumba does have a considerable amount of offensive upside. The Wild can't afford to not play blueliners who can help with the man advantage as the they have been surprisingly ineffective when on the power play. Consider Dumba a solid short-term pickup.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Matt Dumba made a strong impression in Minnesota's final preseason game on Saturday.

"[His game], for sure it’s not perfect," Yeo said. "There’s some areas defensively that we know he can still improve. Sometimes he has a tendency to go for the home run when you just have to maybe hit a single. But he does some things that are special. We’ve talked about how we want to increase our offense from the back end, and he’s showing us that he can probably help." It looks like Dumba may have cracked the Wild's final roster, but we won't know for sure until final cuts are made.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Matt Dumba says he is much more confident this season and he hopes the coaching staff has noticed.

"I feel a lot more confident this year," said Dumba. "I feel like there’s a lot of little things in my game that are a lot better that maybe the regular eye doesn’t see, but I hope the coaching staff and everyone else does." Dumba and Christian Folin are competing for the final spot on the Wild’s blue line. If Dumba does stick around, he may be an intriguing option in deep fantasy leagues.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Matt Dumba appears to be more confident on the ice this year.

Wild beat reporter Michael Russo has been very impressed with Dumba’s play. Dumba got an assist on Nino Niederreiter’s goal during Saturday’s exhibition game against the Winnipeg Jets. Russo also noted that Dumba has been much more physical during the preseason. If the 20-year-old defenseman continues to have a strong camp, he could make the Wild’s roster out of camp.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Charlie Coyle
4Kyle Brodziak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Sean Bergenheim
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
5Jason Zucker
6Matt Cooke
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Ryan Carter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Matt Dumba
7Jordan Leopold
8Christian Folin
9Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom