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Canucks Acquire Matt Pettinger in Exchange for Matt Cooke

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
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Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that left wing Matt Pettinger was acquired from the Washington Capitals in exchange for left wing Matt Cooke.


Pettinger, 27, joins the Canucks from the Washington Capitals where he has recorded seven points (2-5-7) and 25 penalty minutes in 56 games played in 2007-08. The 6’1”, 205 pound left winger has spent seven seasons with Washington, registering 99 points (52-47-99) and 169 penalty minutes in 334 career games.

The Edmonton native, who resides in Victoria, has represented Canada in two international competitions. He played for Canada at the 2006 World Championship and scored four goals in seven games at the 2000 World Junior Championship.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
1994-1995 Victoria Racquet  BCAHA   55 52 48 100 41
1995-1996 Victoria Racquet  BCAHA   60 80 65 145 45
1996-1997 Victoria  BCHL   49 22 14 36 31
1996-1997 Canada  U-17   4 2 1 3 4
1997-1998 Victoria  BCHL   55 22 20 42 56
1998-1999 U. of Denver  WCHA   33 6 14 20 44
1998-1999 Canada  WJC-A   2 1 0 1 2
1999-2000 U. of Denver  WCHA   19 2 6 8 49
1999-2000 Calgary  WHL   27 14 6 20 41
1999-2000 Canada  WJC-A   7 4 0 4 4
2000-2001 Capitals   10 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0
2000-2001 Portland  AHL   64 19 17 36 -8 92 6 3 0 154 12.3
2001-2002 Capitals   61 7 3 10 -8 44 1 0 1 73 9.6
2001-2002 Portland  AHL   9 3 3 6 -1 24 2 0 1
2002-2003 Capitals   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2002-2003 Portland  AHL   69 14 13 27 -6 72 4 0 2 196 7.1
2003-2004 Capitals   71 7 5 12 -9 37 1 0 1 92 7.6
2004-2005 Ljubljana  Slovenia   1 0 1 1 0
2004-2005 Ljubljana  Interliga   7 2 4 6 41
2005-2006 Capitals   71 20 18 38 -2 39 4 5 2 134 14.9
2005-2006 Canada  WC-A   8 1 0 1 4
2006-2007 Capitals   64 16 16 32 -13 22 4 3 2 111 14.4
2007-2008 Capitals   56 2 5 7 -11 25 1 0 1 98 2.0
 
NHL Totals:   334 52 47 99 -44 169 11 8 7 514 10.1
 
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
1997-1998 Victoria  BCHL   7 5 1 6 8
1999-2000 Calgary  WHL   11 2 6 8 30
2000-2001 Portland  AHL   2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2002-2003 Portland  AHL   3 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0
 
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