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Matt Donovan
Matt Donovan
Defenseman  - NYI
(DAWN-uh-vuhn)
Number: 46
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: May 9, 1990  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Edmond, OK, United States
Drafted: NYI / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (96th overall) PROSPECT BIO
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Islanders in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Draft. Agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract on March 30, 2011. Accepted a qualifying offer on July 15, 2014.

LAST SEASON:

Scored 16 points (2g/14a) in 52 games during his rookie season with the Islanders...Recorded six power-play points (1g/5a)...Also appeared in 27 games with Bridgeport (AHL), scoring 21 points (7g/14a), including four power-play goals...Broke training camp with the Islanders and recorded his first career point (1a) in the season opener on Oct. 4 at New Jersey...Scored his first career goal on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix...Returned on loan to Bridgeport on Nov. 28 after appearing in 22 games...Recalled from Bridgeport on Jan. 2 after recording 14 points in 17 AHL games...Returned to Bridgeport on Jan. 27 after 10 NHL games, but was recalled from Bridgeport the next day on Jan. 28...Recorded an assist at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29 vs. NY Rangers...Loaned to Bridgeport on Feb. 8...Recalled from Bridgeport on Mar. 5...Recorded his first two-point game (1g/1a) on Mar. 27 at Tampa Bay.

CAREER:
2012-13:
Tied for the American Hockey League lead amongst defensemen (with Oklahoma City’s Justin Schultz) with 48 points (14g/34a) in 75 games during his second season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers...Finished third on the team in scoring, four points shy of team-leader Brock Nelson...Led Bridgeport in assists and ranked third in goals...Tied for second amongst AHL defensemen in goals...Tied for first on the team with a plus-14 rating...Recorded 112 penalty minutes, fifth highest on Bridgeport...Ranked third on the team with 151 shots on goal...Represented the Sound Tigers at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic in Providence...Began the month of February with a six-game point streak (2g/5a) from Feb. 1-17...Became the first defenseman in Sound Tigers history to record four points in one game (1g/3a) vs. Worcester on Apr. 4...Recorded three assists at Syracuse on Apr. 12...Scored his 25th career goal as a Sound Tiger on Apr. 16 vs. Portland, breaking Bruno Gervais’ record for most goals by a Bridgeport defenseman...Finished the season with 98 points in 153 career games with the Sound Tigers, second most by a defenseman in team history...Ranks ninth in Sound Tigers history with 73 assists and second among defensemen.  2011-12: Led Bridgeport defensemen in scoring and ranked third overall on the team with 45 points (10g/35a) in 72 games during his rookie AHL season...Finished fourth among AHL defensemen in scoring and earned 2011-12 AHL All-Rookie First Team Honors...Made his NHL debut with the Islanders on Apr. 3 at New Jersey and played in the final three games of the season...Led the Sound Tigers in games played with 72, missing only four games (one due to suspension, three due to NHL recall)...Posted two goals and 10 assists in 11 January games.

INTERNATIONAL:
Helped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships (Saskatoon and Regina)....Earned all-tournament honors for the gold-medal winning U.S. Team at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, Alberta...Also skated with the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that finished fifth in the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic.

COLLEGE/JUNIOR:
2010-11: Led University of Denver defensemen in scoring with 32 points (9g/23a), appearing in all 42 games during his sophomore season in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association...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 amongst WCHA blueliners in scoring with 21 points (4g/17a) in 28 league games...Led Denver with 64 penalty minutes and 101 blocked shots...Ranked third on the team with a plus-17 rating…Recorded 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 DU career with 53 points (16g/37a) in 78 games…Signed an Amateur Tryout Contract with Bridgeport and appeared in six games, scoring five points (1g/4a)...Made his professional debut on Apr. 1 at Springfield...Recorded his first pro point (assist) on Apr. 2 at Binghamton...Scored his first pro goal on Apr. 10 vs. Albany.  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) at Wisconsin on Jan. 23...Recorded five multi-point games...Recorded a plus-9 rating.  2008-09: Played in the United States Hockey League with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders...Named to the USHL All-Star Team after scoring 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 plus-19 rating...His nine power-play goals ranked second on the team...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 - Feb. 1 (6g/3a).

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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