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Capitals Acquire Matt Cooke from Vancouver

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington sends Matt Pettinger to Canucks


ARLINGTON, Va. –The Washington Capitals have acquired left wing Matt Cooke from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for left wing Matt Pettinger, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Cooke, 29, has spent all nine of his NHL seasons in Vancouver. He heads to Washington with seven goals and nine assists in 61 games this year.

The Belleville, Ontario, native has played in 566 career games and has scored 83 goals and dished out 120 career assists. He has also appeared in 32 career playoff games, scoring eight goals and recording 12 points.

Cooke was a sixth-round choice of the Canucks, 144th overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 14, 1998, against Edmonton and played in 30 games during the 1998-99 season. Cooke spent parts of the 1998-99 and 1999-00 seasons with the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League before joining Vancouver full time.

Matt Cooke Career Statistics
      Regular Season  Playoffs

Year

Team

League

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

 

 

 

 

 

1994-95

Wellington

MTJHL

46

9

23

32

62

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

1995-96

Windsor

OHL

61

8

11

19

102

7

1

3

4

6

 

 

 

 

 

1996-97

Windsor

OHL

65

45

50

95

146

5

5

5

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

1997-98

Windsor

OHL

23

14

19

33

50

12

8

8

16

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

WJC-A

6

1

1

2

6

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston

OHL

25

8

13

21

49

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

1998-99

Vancouver

NHL

30

0

2

2

27

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syracuse

AHL

37

15

18

33

119

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

1999-00

Vancouver

NHL

51

5

7

12

39

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syracuse

AHL

18

5

8

13

27

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

2000-01

Vancouver

NHL

81

14

13

27

94

4

0

0

0

4

 

 

 

 

 

2001-02

Vancouver

NHL

82

13

20

33

111

6

3

2

5

0

 

 

 

 

 

2002-03

Vancouver

NHL

82

15

27

42

82

14

2

1

3

12

 

 

 

 

 

2003-04

Vancouver

NHL

53

11

12

23

73

7

3

1

4

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

WC-A

9

2

2

4

8

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

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