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Matt Hendricks  #23

Edmonton Oilers  Left Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: June 17, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Blaine, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 211 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.
Quote of the Day

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes