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Matt Delahey

North American Skater - Regina, WHL
Final Rank:67Midterm Rank:50
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 1"Weight:215
Born:September 25, 1989
Born in:Moose Jaw, MB, CAN
Drafted: 2008: NJD (4th Round / 112th Overall)  New Jersey Devils
  • Got his start in hockey at the age of seven at Bert Hunts’ hockey school and skated at the Tuxford community rink before playing eight years in the Moose Jaw minor hockey association.
  • Credits his father, Dave, for having had the most influence on his career as his coach in minor hockey – his dad played Junior ‘A’ hockey for the Humboldt Broncos and his sister Robyn, played for the University of Regina Cougars.
  • Patterns his game after his favorite players Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom
  • His nickname is “Delly” and he wears number seven because it was the first number he ever wore.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was making it to the WHL because it was a dream of his at a young age and if he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Bobby Orr, Michael Jordan and Ray Lewis.
  • The most embarrassing song on his iPod is “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia and the one thing he couldn’t live without is his family.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Player: Chris Chelios

Shootout move: “Shoot blocker side”

Practice Drill: 2-on-1 game

Video Game: Guitar Hero

Movie: Talladega Nights

TV Show: Family Guy

Actor: Will Ferrell

Group: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Website: whl.ca

Book: The Outsiders

Pump-up song: “The chance may never come again” from Hockey Night in Canada

Food to cook: Grilled Cheese

Sport (other than hockey): Track and Field

Activity away from the rink: Going to the lake

Toy growing up: Bike

Place to shop: Cornwall Center

Place to visit: The Mountains


STATISTICS

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2006-2007REGINAWHL6015642
2007-2008REGINAWHL683161968