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Matt Nieto
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Matt Nieto  #83

San Jose Sharks  Left Wing
NUMBER: 83 BIRTHDATE: November 5, 1992  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Long Beach, CA, United States
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: SJS / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (47th overall)    Prospect Bio
PLAYOFFS: Scored a goal in Game 4 @ LAK on 4/24…Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 3 vs. LAK on 4/22…Picked up a pair of assists and +2 rating in Game 2 vs. LAK on 4/20…Registered his first career playoff point (assist) and had a +1 rating in Game 1 vs. LAK on 4/17…Making his first career postseason appearance.
 
2013-14 GAME NOTES: 4th amongst Sharks forwards in blocked shots (45)…Was named a recipient of the PlayStation “Sharks Co-Rookies of the Year” with Tomas Hertl…Recorded 3-2=5 during career-high four-game point streak from March 8-14…Recorded his first two-goal game on Feb. 3 vs. Philadelphia…Posted three-game assist streak to Jan. 4 at Colorado thru Jan. 7 at Nashville…Scored his first NHL goal and added two assists (including his first NHL point) on Oct. 8 vs. the NY Rangers…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 3 vs. Vancouver.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares