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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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It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18