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Matt Hendricks

Matt Hendricks  #23

Edmonton Oilers  Left Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: June 17, 1981  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Blaine, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: NSH / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (131st overall)
-Scored shorthanded goal on Jan. 17 @ FLA 2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS: -Acquired from Nashville in exchange for Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 15 -Scored game winning goal on Feb. 3 @ BUF -Recorded 1st goal as an Oiler on Jan. 24 @ PHX -Played first game as an Oiler on Jan. 16 @ MIN CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: -Won career-high 56.8 percent of the face-offs he took (147 of 259) (2012-13) -Tied for the NHL lead in shootout percentage among skaters taking at least three attempts (83.3) (2011-12) -Set a career high in average ice time (12:07) (2011-12) -Played 200th career NHL contest Mar. 8 vs. TB (2011-12) -His first career shorthanded goal was also his first game-winning marker on Dec. 21 at MIN (2009-10) -Made his NHL debut on March 10 vs. ATL, and picked up 11 penalty minutes (2008-09)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 9, 2007. Traded to Colorado by Boston for Johnny Boychuk, June 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Washington, September 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for Devan Dubnyk, January 15, 2014.
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He plays the way that we want to play and he's a leader on the ice. It's those components we feel were the dynamic of what we wanted in our captain.

— Devils coach John Hynes on defenseman Andy Greene, who was named captain Thursday
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