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MATT FILLIER PROFILE

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
MATT FILLIER

Team: St. John’s
League: QMJHL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180 lbs.
Position: Center/Left wing
Shoots: left
Born: Oct. 5, 1988 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Final Ranking: 49 • Mid-Term Ranking: 55

Central Scouting Report: A hard working forward… shows leadership and has a steady positive influence on the play… has a physical presence on the ice and is very dependable defensively… needs to improve his consistency around the net.

Personal Profile: Nickname is Filly… wears #27 because of former Islanders’ great John Tonelli… patterns his game after Ryan Smyth of the New York Islanders “because he plays with his heart on his sleeve and he’s a great grinder”… most memorable hockey game played: winning the bronze medal at the Under-17 Championship with Team Atlantic – “it was the first medal ever for Team Atlantic”… most memorable hockey game watched: 2002 Olympics gold medal game between the U.S. and Canada… admires his dad because “he’s a hard worker and he had to work for everything he got” – also credits his dad for having the most influence on his career… if he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Steve Yzerman – “for leadership advice", Kenny Chesney – “I love his music” and Tiger Woods “he’s at the top of his game”… favorites include: Calgary Flames (NHL team), Steve Yzerman (NHL player), shot low blocker (shootout move), NHL 2007 (video game), CMT Chevy Top 20 (TV show), Country (music), Adam Sandler (actor), Jessica Alba (actress) and Mystery Alaska (movie).

Statistics: 18-18=36 with 118 PIM in 63 games played.

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