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Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson  #12

Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: October 31, 1982
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: West Islip, NY, United States
Shoots: Right
Posted 1st career NHL point with assist Jan. 31 vs. NYI...Made NHL debut Jan. 29 at Bos.;  at 30 yrs., 2 mos. & 29 days is 3rd oldest Devils’ player ever to make their NHL debut (V, Fetisov &  S Starikov)…In his 3rd season with organization/7th pro campaign…Recalled from Albany Jan. 29; AHL total showed 7g-13a-20pts &  20 PIM in 39 appearances…Finished 5th on AHL Devils with 10g-21a-3pts last season;  led club with 23g-32a-55pts in ’10-11…Has also seen action with Chi. (AHL) & Gwi. (ECHL)…Played 4 seasons with U. Mass-Amh. (HE).
Missed 2003-04 due to shoulder injury. Missed majority of 2004-05 due to broken ankle. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), March 30, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), July 21, 2010. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), May 5, 2013.
Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season