Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
Matt Hendricks
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MattHendricks
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 211
BIRTHDATE: 17/06/1981
AGE: 33
BIRTHPLACE: Blaine, MN, USA
DRAFTED: NSH: 2000-131 overall
Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 9, 2007. Traded to Colorado by Boston for Johnny Boychuk, June 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Washington, September 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for Devan Dubnyk, January 15, 2014.
2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Acquired from Nashville in exchange for Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 15
  • Scored game winning goal on Feb. 3 @ BUF
  • Recorded 1st goal as an Oiler on Jan. 24 @ PHX
  • Played first game as an Oiler on Jan. 16 @ MIN
  • Named Oilers Unsung Hero

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Led the Washington Capitals - and ranked 25th in the NHL in penalty minutes (73) (2012-13)
  • Won a career-high 56.8 percent of the face-offs he took (147 of 259) (2012-13)
  • Tied for the NHL lead in shootout percentage among skaters taking at least three attempts (83.3) (2011-12)
  • Set a career high in average ice time (12:07) (2011-12)    
  • Played his 200th career NHL contest on March 8 vs. Tampa Bay (2011-12)
  • Scored his first career playoff goal in a game seven victory of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 25th vs. BOS (2011-12)
  • Set career highs in points (25), assists (16) and penalty minutes (110), while tying a personal best in goals (9) (2010-11)
  • Led the Capitals in penalty minutes (110), ranked second in hits (169) and tied for third on the club in game-winning goals (3) (2010-11)
  • His first career shorthanded goal was also his first game-winning marker on Dec. 21 at MIN (2009-10)
  • Made his NHL debut on March 10 vs. ATL, and picked up 11 penalty minutes (2008-09)
  • Named an American Conference starter for the 2005 ECHL All-Star Game (2004-05)
  • Nashville’s 5th round selection, 131st overall in the 2000 NHL Draft

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Amassed 112 points (54G, 58A) in 153 games at St. Cloud State (WCHA) (2003-04)
  • Finished his career 14th on the school’s all-time Division I scoring list.
  • Served as team captain and was recipient of the Frank Brimsek Award as SCSU MVP during his senior season (2003-04)
  • Led St. Cloud in goals (18) during his junior season (2002-03)
  • Won the 2001 WCHA playoff title as a freshman