New York Islanders - Blue & White - Matt Donovan

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New York Islanders - Blue & White - Matt Donovan

Position: Defenseman
Height: 6’0
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Born: May 9, 1990 in Edmond, OK

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Signed an entry-level contract on March 30, 2011.

LAST SEASON: Led the University of Denver Pioneers (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) defensemen with 32 points (9g/23a), appearing in all 42 games during his sophomore season…Named to the All-WCHA Second Team, the Inside College Hockey All-America Third Team and the All-U.S. College Hockey Online Third Team…Tied for fourth among WCHA blueliners in scoring with 21 points (4g/17a) in 28 league games…Led Denver with 32 penalties, 64 penalty minutes and 101 blocked shots…Ranked third on the team with a plus-minus rating of +17…Tallied seven multi-point games…Named to the Red Baron WCHA Final Five and NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament teams…Named to the All-WCHA Academic Team…Finished his collegiate career with 53 points (16g/37a) in 78 games…Signed an Amateur Tryout contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League) and appeared in six games, scoring five points (1g/4a)…Made his professional debut on Apr. 1 at Springfield…Recorded his first professional point on Apr. 2 at Binghamton…Scored his first-career goal on Apr. 10 vs. Albany.

COLLEGE/JUNIOR: 2009-10: Played in 36 games as a freshman at the University of Denver, tallying 21 points (7g/14a)...Named an Inside College Hockey Freshman All-American, an All-College Hockey News Rookie Team member and an All-WCHA Rookie Team honoree...Led all WCHA rookie blueliners with seven goals...Ranked sixth in WCHA rookie scoring and tied for fifth with 15 points (4g/11a) in 26 league games...Finished second on the team with 49 blocked shots and added 131 hits...Earned Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week honors on Mar. 3...Tallied a career-high three points (1g/2a) on Jan. 23 at Wisconsin...Recorded five multi-point games...Recorded a +9 rating.

2008-09: Played in the United States Hockey League with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders...Named to the USHL All-Star Team after netting 51 points (19g/32a) in 57 games...Added a team-leading 10 power-play goals and 43 penalty minutes...Played in the 2009 USHL Prospects All-Star Game...Was a two-time USHL Defensive Player of the Week honoree.

2007-08: Led Cedar Rapids defensemen in goals (12) and points (30)...Posted a team-high +19 plus-minus rating...Rranked second on the team with nine power-play goals...Earned All-USHL Rookie Team honors...Was a two-time USHL Defensive Player of the Week honoree...Tallied points in eight straight games from Jan. 13 to Feb. 1 (6g/3a).

INTERNATIONAL: 2010: Helped Team USA to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2008: Earned All-Tournament honors for the gold-medal winning U.S. Team at the World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, Alberta.

2007: Skated with the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that finished fifth in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic.

Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
SEASON CLUB LEA GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Cedar Rapids USHL 59 12 19 31 41 3 0 1 1 4
2008-09 Cedar Rapids USHL 57 19 32 51 43 5 0 4 4 2
2009-10 U. of Denver NCAA 36 7 14 21 50 - - - - -
2010-11 U. of Denver NCAA 42 9 23 32 64 - - - - -
2010-11 Bridgeport AHL 6 1 4 5 10 - - - - -

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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