Matt D'Agostini

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Matt D'Agostini
Matt D'Agostini 2013-11-02.JPG
Born(1986-10-23) October 23, 1986 (age 27)
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShootsRight
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft190th overall, 2005
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career2008–present
 
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Matt D'Agostini
Matt D'Agostini 2013-11-02.JPG
Born(1986-10-23) October 23, 1986 (age 27)
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShootsRight
NHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft190th overall, 2005
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career2008–present

Matthew Vincent D'Agostini (born October 23, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the sixth round, 190th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

D'Agostini began his Midget age career with the Root River Rangers, a midget AA team from Sault Ste. Marie. After one season with the Rangers, he played one year Midget AAA for the Soo North Stars. The following year he was selected as a walk-on player onto the Guelph Storm.

On April 2, 2008, D'Agostini was recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played his first NHL game on April 3, 2008 against the Buffalo Sabres. He scored his first career goal on December 2, 2008 against the Atlanta Thrashers. On December 4, D'Agostini recorded his first NHL assist against the New York Rangers.

On August 14, 2009, D'Agostini was signed to a one-year contract extension by the Canadiens. During the 2010–11 season, on March 2, 2010, D'Agostini was traded by the Canadiens to the St. Louis Blues for Aaron Palushaj.[1]

As free agency approached, on July 1, 2011, D'Agostini was re-signed to a two-year contract with the Blues.[2]

Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout cancelling the beginning of the season, D'Agostini signed a two month contract with SC Riessersee, out of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, of the German 2nd Bundesliga on October 10, 2012.[3] After 10 games with Riessersee, D'Agostini returned to the Blues in order for the commencement of the shortened NHL season.

As a frequent healthy scratch with the Blues, appearing in only 16 games as a depth forward, D'Agostini was traded by the Blues to the New Jersey Devils along with a conditional 7th round pick in exchange for a conditional 4th or 5th Round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on March 22, 2013.[4]

D'Agostini was released as a free agent at seasons end by New Jersey and on July 10, 2013, he was signed to a one-year contract worth the league minimum at the NHL level with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[5]

After only participating in 8 games with the Penguins in the opening months of the 2013–14 season, D'agostini was placed and claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Sabres on November 27, 2013.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2003–04Soo North StarsGNML3636235941
2004–05Guelph StormOHL592422462940228
2005–06Guelph StormOHL6625547981158202816
2006–07Hamilton BulldogsAHL63212849332249138
2007–08Hamilton BulldogsAHL7623305338
2007–08Montreal CanadiensNHL10002
2008–09Hamilton BulldogsAHL2014112516
2008–09Montreal CanadiensNHL53129211630000
2009–10Montreal CanadiensNHL4022426
2009–10Hamilton BulldogsAHL30112
2009–10St. Louis BluesNHL70002
2010–11St. Louis BluesNHL8221254640
2011–12St. Louis BluesNHL5599182741014
2012–13SC Riessersee2.GBun102686
2012–13St. Louis BluesNHL161122
2012–13New Jersey DevilsNHL132246
2013–14Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL80114
NHL totals27547499612571014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadiens trade D'Agostini to Blues for Palushaj". TSN. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  2. ^ "D'Agostini signs two year contract". St. Louis Blues. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  3. ^ "NHL player for Riessersee" (in German). SC Riessersee. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Blues Trade Matt D'Agostini to Devils". TrueHockey.com. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Penguins sign forward D'Agostini to one-year contract". The Sports Network. 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Sabres' claim forward Matt D'Agostini off waivers". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 

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