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52 Matt Irwin D
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 11/29/1987 | Birthplace: Victoria, B.C., Canada | Team: San Jose Sharks | College: Massachusetts | NHL Experience: 2 | Salary: $650,000 | Owned/Started%: 33/22 | Average Draft Position: 191.10
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10/14/2014

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Blows Up In Season Debut

News: Matt Irwin celebrated joining the lineup for the first time this year by potting a pair of first-period goals -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's shootout win over the Capitals.
Analysis: Well, that's a bit out of nowhere. Just 4:36 into the first period of his first game of the year, Matt Irwin equaled his shot total from 62 games last year. At 26 years old, this is something of a make-or-break season for Irwin, but he has decent offensive instincts and could develop some under-the-radar fantasy utility if he gets some run.

10/14/2014

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin To Make Season Debut

News: Matt Irwin will make his season debut Tuesday against the Capitals, Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Analysis: The emergence of Mirco Mueller resulted in Matt Irwin spending the first two games in the press box, but he'll spell the rookie Tuesday and make his season debut. Mueller has done little to jeopardize his standing with the Sharks thus far, which could make it difficult for Irwin to reclaim a regular role on defense. Irwin offered decent production in 62 games last season, scoring two goals and chipping in 17 assists and 35 penalty minutes.

5/1/2014

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Matt Irwin

Irwin's Goal Not Enough For Sharks

News: Matt Irwin scored the Sharks' lone goal in Wednesday's bitter Game 7 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Game 7 looked to be off to an auspicious start for the Sharks when Matt Irwin scored in the opening minute of the second period, but the Kings would respond with five unanswered goals. Though Irwin only played in the final two games of the series, he proved to be one of the more active Sharks out there, accumulating four shots on goal, seven hits and five blocks.

4/29/2014

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Will Start Monday

News: Matt Irwin will replace Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) in the lineup for Monday's Game 6 against the Kings, CSN Bay Area's Brodie Brazil reports.
Analysis: Matt Irwin will try to fill in for one of the better defensive skaters in the NHL as the Sharks try to clinch the series Monday. Vlasic's status for a potential Game 7 is still in question, so it's possible that if the series goes that far, Irwin will see the ice in that game as well.

4/29/2014

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Likely To Suit Up

News: Matt Irwin is likely to replace Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) if he's unable to dress for Game 6 on Monday, according to CSN Bay Area.
Analysis: Vlasic didn't have a stall in the locker room and missed morning skate, so it appears likely that Matt Irwin will lace up for the first time this postseason.

3/9/2014

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Matt Irwin

SJ's Irwin Takes Misconduct In Chippy Game

News: Matt Irwin had an assist, a plus-2 rating, and ten penalty minutes from a misconduct in 4-0 blowout over Montreal on Saturday.
Analysis: Matt Irwin has played well lately, but you can't depend on him for big numbers in any category. With the ten penalty minutes from Saturday he has 33 on the season. He's not playing big minutes and not adding much offense. Shop around a bit before adding Irwin for the stretch run.

2/27/2014

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Matt Irwin

Irwin Adds Assist In Sharks' Blowout Win

News: Matt Irwin registered an assist and a shot during 17:30 of ice time in a blowout win over Philly on Thursday.
Analysis: Matt Irwin played strong, but so did nearly everyone on the Sharks on Thursday. He's been good in recent games, but his ceiling remains low.

1/26/2014

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Matt Irwin

Multi-Point Night For Sharks' Irwin

News: Matt Irwin finished Saturday's overtime win against the Wild with two assists, a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and a pair of shots in 21:39 of ice time.
Analysis: Matt Irwin produces in fits and starts, but he continues to show a lot of promise. He finished his rookie campaign last season with six goals and six assists in 38 games. Through 37 this season, he has two goals and 13 assists. His shots are up to 87 from 79 as well. He's showing improvement, even if it's in a small amount. The second half of the season will be the challenge, as this is Irwin's first full season in the NHL.

1/11/2014

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Out Again Saturday

News: Matt Irwin (upper body) will not play Saturday vs. the Bruins, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: The Sharks remain mum on the extent of Matt Irwin's injury, but the defenseman will miss his second game in a row in any case. A move to injured reserve could be possible if Irwin's injury lingers into next week.

1/9/2014

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Matt Irwin

Irwin Out Thursday For Sharks

News: Matt Irwin will be out of the line up Thursday with an upper body injury, according to CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz.
Analysis: No official word on the severity of the injury. He should be considered day-to-day.

1/4/2014

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Benched Saturday

News: Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch Saturday vs. the Avalanche, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: The move is something of a head-scratcher in light of Matt Irwin's hot play of late. The 26-year-old had two goals and seven assists over his last 12 games.

12/24/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Has Multi-Point Game

News: Matt Irwin contributed a goal, an assist, three shots, two hits and three blocked shots over 22:38 of ice time in Monday's shootout win over the Avs.
Analysis: Matt Irwin has five points over the last five games -- a surprising amount of offensive production for the second-year defenseman, who tallied just 12 points over 38 games last season.

12/18/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Contributing Offensively

News: Matt Irwin scored his first goal of the year and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Blues.
Analysis: Matt Irwin's been a surprising offensive contributor of late, totaling five points -- the goal and four helpers -- in his last five games. He'd previously managed just three points in his first 17 contests, but Irwin's been seeing expanded ice time recently, skating more minutes than his season average in five of the last six games.

12/9/2013

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Matt Irwin

Irwin Adds Offense For San Jose

News: Matt Irwin assisted on the lone goal in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: Matt Irwin has not been an offensive powerhouse this year, tallying only four assists and no goals through 18 games. However, the bright spot for owners was that he was saw 3:46 on the power play. Unfortunately that proved meaningless for the night as San Jose failed to capitalize on any of their four power-play opportunities.

11/15/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Sees Playing Time Cut

News: Matt Irwin, who many fantasy owners were excited about early in the season, has been a healthy scratch in five of the last six games.
Analysis: With the return of Dan Boyle on November 2 it was Matt Irwin whose playing time really suffered for fantasy owners. Barring an injury it appears that he is the odd-man out in San Jose.

10/13/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Nabs Third Point Of Season

News: Matt Irwin had an assist and seven shots in the Sharks win over the Senators on Saturday.
Analysis: Matt Irwin is scoring points at nearly twice the rate of last season (.6 per versus .32). It's early in the year, but that's worth keeping an eye, especially as he starts to log more minutes on the powerplay. With 3:28 of PP time Saturday, he was second among Sharks defenseman.

10/10/2013

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Matt Irwin

Irwin Gets Assist In Sharks' Win

News: Matt Irwin had an assist and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Matt Irwin, who had 12 points in 38 games last year, has two assists in the first three games of this season. He's also averaging 20:13 of ice time. That's up more than a minute from his average last season.

5/5/2013

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Matt Irwin

Irwin Tallies First Career Playoff Point For Sharks

News: Matt Irwin had an assist, for his first career postseason point, in the Sharks' win over the Canucks on Sunday.
Analysis: Matt Irwin had 12 points on 38 games in his rookie season. He's looked good in fits and starts this season and it's not clear what his fantasy value will be during the postseason. He has potential, but he's not a sure bet.

4/21/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Has Two Points In Loss

News: Matt Irwin had two assists and four penalty minutes in Sunday's loss.
Analysis: Matt Irwin continues to become a staple of the San Jose defense. While he has three points in the last three games, his 12 points in 35 games this year doesn't make him fantasy relevant.

4/3/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Gets Two-Year Extension

News: Matt Irwin signed a two-year, $2 million contract extension with the Sharks on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old defenseman has played pretty well this season (nine points in 26 games), his first at the NHL level. San Jose will keep him around for another two years, at a reasonable cost.

3/19/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Scores In Road Loss

News: Matt Irwin scored for the fourth straight game Monday, notching a goal in the third period of a loss to Anaheim.
Analysis: Matt Irwin has quietly posted four goals and two assists in his last six games. Unfortunately, he's also minus-6 on the year. If he keeps up the offense and the Sharks start playing well enough to boost his plus-minus, he could be a sneaky fantasy pickup.

3/9/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Defender Irwin: First Two-Point Game

News: Matt Irwin scored a power-play goal in Saturday's loss to Blues. He also tallied an even-strength assist. It's the first multi-point game of his career.
Analysis: He's smart with very good mobility, decent size and a great shot. We'll watch with interest to see if he can translate this to fantasy value.

2/26/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks Recall Irwin

News: Matt Irwin has been recalled by the Sharks, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
Analysis: Matt Irwin will give the Sharks some needed blue-line depth while Brent Burns deals with an injury. In nine games with the big club to date, Irwin has recorded a goal and an assist.

2/9/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Sent To AHL

News: Matt Irwin has been sent down to the AHL in order to open up a roster spot for Brent Burns, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
Analysis: Matt Irwin scored a goal and picked up an assist in nine games with the Sharks, but with Burns back in the picture, he isn't needed at the moment.

1/20/2013

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Matt Irwin

Sharks' Irwin Makes Roster

News: Matt Irwin has made the Sharks roster, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Matt Irwin will be paired with Dan Boyle on the second pairing and should see extensive playing time. With the Sharks AHL affiliate last season Irwin put up 42 points (11G, 31A) over 71 games.