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Richard Matvichuk

Richard Matvichuk  #24

Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 5, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: MNS / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (8th overall)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1992) Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 12, 2004. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring back injury.
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I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres