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Mathew Dumba | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (19) / 7/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 184
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Mathew Dumba has been sent to WHL Portland.
Dumba was loaned from the Minnesota Wild to Team Canada for the 2014 World Junior Championship. That gave Minnesota some extra time to weigh their options. Sending him to the juniors means that Minnesota won't be using Dumba anymore in 2013-14, but he'll get a lot more playing time at that level. He averaged just 12:27 minutes per game in 13 contests with Minnesota. Jan 7 - 3:07 PM

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Mathew Dumba will either return to the Minnesota Wild or be assigned to Portland of the WHL.

He went over to Sweden to play in the World Junior Championships with Canada, where he had one assist, 12 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in seven games. The Wild didn't have a decision in place as of Sunday night. With Jared Spurgeon hurt, Dumba may be able to provide some depth to the big club's back end.
Jan 6 - 11:52 AM

Mathew Dumba has been loaned to Team Canada for the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship.

Dumba has two points in 13 games with Minnesota this season. He's got a ton of potential, but has been averaging just 12:27 minutes per contest with Minnesota. With that in mind, it's not surprising that the Wild would let him play in the international tournament where he's sure to get top minutes. The bigger question is if Minnesota will bring him back afterwards or if they'll allow him to return to the WHL.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Mathew Dumba was listed on Team Canada's selection camp roster for the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship.

He's expected to be loaned by Minnesota to try out for the team. Dumba was the only NHLer on the list. He has two points and a minus-5 rating in 13 games with the Wild this campaign.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Minnesota Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba will be back in the team's lineup against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Dumba has a goal and one assist in 10 games this season, with two PIM and nine SOG. He's not a big fantasy factor, but might be in the future.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Mathew Dumba will suit up Saturday night after being scratched for four consecutive games.

The contest is also significant because it will mark his 10th NHL appearance of the season. That means that the first year of his entry-level contract will go into the books. Dumba has two points and a minus-2 rating in nine matches.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 05:50:00 PM

The Minnesota Wild haven't decided if Mathew Dumba will stay with the team or return to the Western Hockey League.

Dumba has played in nine games and this will count as the first season of his entry-level contract once he reaches the 10-game mark. The Wild might decide to make Dumba a healthy scratch on Friday to buy themselves a little more time.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Mathew Dumba's next game will be his 10th of the season and it will activate the first year of his entry-level deal.

He has averaged 12:44 of ice time per contest and has two points. It isn't clear yet if the Wild intend to keep him with the big club or return him to his junior team in the WHL.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Mathew Dumba will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

Dumba has a goal in six games this season. He's got plenty of potential, but it might be a couple seasons before he has any fantasy value.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Mathew Dumba has experienced the inconsistencies that one generally expects from a young defenseman playing at the NHL level.

GM Chuck Fletcher said he is unsure if Dumba is "an every-night player right now" and the Wild coaching staff has seemingly agreed with that statement, as the rookie blueliner has played in four of the team's first seven games. He can either stay with Minnesota or be returned to the junior ranks and the way things have gone so far he might be better served playing in the WHL with Red Deer. Dumba has averaged 13:09 of ice time, while recording one goal and seven shots.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Mathew Dumba found the back of the net for the first time in his NHL career.

Dumba is trying to make the jump from the WHL to NHL with only a minimal amount of minor league experience. He had 42 points and 80 penalty minutes in 62 games with the WHL Red Deer Rebels last season.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Mathew Dumba will play in his first NHL game Saturday against Anaheim.

Clayton Stoner will draw out of the lineup and Dumba will be paired with Keith Ballard. "I'm excited for him. This guy's a big part of our future," coach Mike Yeo said. "He's had a really strong camp, so I'm excited to get him there and see how he goes out and performs at this time of year. We've seen it. We saw it Game 1 for us, the pace of play, the intensity picks up right now, so you want to see how he handles that."
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Coach Mike Yeo has not decided whether or not to play rookie Mathew Dumba Saturday.

Dumba was a healthy scratch Thursday and is must be chomping on the bit to see his first regular season NHL action. If he does, he'll get some second power play time and that will take away from sophomore defenseman Jonas Brodin's time with the man-advantage. Dumba was selected with the seventh choice in the 2012 Draft and has a lot of offensive upside. He likely will be returned to the WHL before he plays 10 NHL games to get in a lot of ice time but the experience of playing some NHL games will help in the future.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Mathew Dumba might be a healthy scratch Thursday.

He was skating with Nate Prosser during the team's morning session, so he may have to wait a little longer to make his NHL debut.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Mathew Dumba is being projected to make his NHL debut on Thursday against Los Angeles.

He earned a roster spot with the team out of training camp. Dumba is expected to play with veteran Keith Ballard during even strength situations. He'll also probably get a chance to unleash his big shot on Minnesota's second power-play unit. Clayton Stoner may be the odd man out with Dumba in the lineup.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:41:00 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Kyle Brodziak
4Erik Haula
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Moulson
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Cooke
5Cody McCormick
6Michael Rupp
7Jason Zucker
RW1Jason Pominville
2Charlie Coyle
3Nino Niederreiter
4Justin Fontaine
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Clayton Stoner
8Jonathon Blum
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Ilya Bryzgalov
3Niklas Backstrom
4John Curry
5Josh Harding