Last Game
Fri, May 13 |
vs Florida Panthers (58-18-6)
  • Capital One Arena
Final / OT

Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 4 0 12:39 6

Top Matt Irwin News

  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Distributes four hits in loss

    Irwin added four hits in a 7-3 loss to the Bruins on Monday.

    Irwin had not played yet in 2022 and welcomed in the new year with a physical performance in this one. The veteran defenseman has played in just eight games this season.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Logs assist Friday

    Irwin recorded an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.

    Irwin helped out on an Evgeny Kuznetsov goal in the second period. This was Irwin's second assist in seven appearances with the Capitals this season, all of which have come since Dec. 4. The 34-year-old has added 15 shots on net, 12 hits and 10 blocked shots, but he's likely just keeping a seat warm while the Capitals deal with having four defensemen in the COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Records first helper with team

    Irwin registered an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Jets.

    Irwin earned his first point in five games with the Capitals. He was busy in just 4:55 of ice time, logging some shifts as a winger. The 33-year-old blueliner has added 12 shots on net, nine hits and six blocked shots this season, though he may return to being a healthy scratch once the Capitals can ice a full complement of forwards.

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  • Capitals' Matt Irwin: Signs with Washington

    Irwin signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.

    Irwin spent parts of the 2020-21 campaign as a healthy scratch for the Sabres, which suggests he doesn't have much left to offer at the NHL level. He had two assists, 56 hits and 43 blocked shots with a minus-10 rating in 24 contests. The 33-year-old defenseman will likely take on a depth role for the Capitals.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Regular in press box

    Irwin has been a healthy scratch during Buffalo's past seven contests.

    Irwin has made 24 appearances for Buffalo this year. Over that stretch, he's posted no goals, two assists, 19 PIM, 56 hits, 43 blocks and a minus-10 rating. He'll likely have a tough time getting back in the lineup unless the Sabres are hit with more injuries to their blue line.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Healthy scratch

    Irwin was a healthy scratch for Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Penguins.

    Irwin has appeared in 16 contests for the Sabres this season, tallying two assists. He was held off the scoresheet in his last 10 games before sitting as a healthy scratch. When he's been in the lineup, he's chipped in with 32 blocks and 41 hits, but he doesn't offer much fantasy value beyond those categories.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Nets first point

    Irwin tallied an assist in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    It was Irwin's first game with the Sabres after being a healthy scratch for the first six contests. Irwin finished the game with an assist, a plus-1 rating and two hits. It was a solid first impression, but he will likely serve as the seventh defenseman for most of the year.

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  • Sabres' Matt Irwin: Lands in Buffalo

    Irwin signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $700,000 with the Sabres on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Irwin bounced in and out of the lineup with the Predators before being traded to Anaheim at the deadline last season. The 32-year-old blueliner averaged 22:27 of ice time per game with the Ducks and finished with an assist, 27 hits and 24 blocked shots over nine contests. He'll mainly work as depth on Buffalo's blue line and tops out as a bottom-pairing defenseman.

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  • Ducks' Matt Irwin: Non-factor in new digs

    Irwin recorded one point -- an assist -- in nine games with Anaheim this season.

    The 32-year-old came over via trade from Nashville, where he pitched in just two points in 27 contests, in late February. As evidenced by Irwin's single point in Orange County and 18 over the last three seasons, there likely won't be anything to see here from a fantasy perspective anytime soon.

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  • Ducks' Matt Irwin: Nabs first assist with Ducks

    Irwin recorded an assist, six blocked shots, four hits and two shots on net in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.

    Irwin's helper was his first point in five games since he was acquired by the Ducks at the trade deadline. He's provided a veteran presence to his new team's blue line, which has been decimated by injuries recently. Irwin has just three assists to go with 73 hits, 44 blocks and 48 shots in 32 contests this year. Outside of deep formats that reward defensive play, the 32-year-old blueliner is likely a non-factor in fantasy.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: Watching from press box

    Irwin sat as a healthy scratch for the 12th time in 13 games Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

    Irwin's spot in the lineup has essentially been handed over to 26-year-old Jarred Tinordi, recently recalled from AHL Milwaukee. The 32-year-old Irwin is in the final year of a two-year, $1.35 million contract extension with the Preds, and will likely be looking to ply his trade for another team come next season.

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  • Ducks' Matt Irwin: Sent to Anaheim

    The Ducks acquired Irwin and a 2022 sixth-round pick from the Predators for Korbinian Holzer on Monday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

    Irwin has struggled to get on the ice this year, spending 12 of the last 14 games in the press box as a healthy scratch. The 32-year-old will get a fresh start with the rebuilding Ducks, and he could make his Anaheim debut Tuesday versus the Oilers if Cam Fowler (lower body) can't go.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: Watching from press box

    Irwin sat out a third consecutive game as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Golden Knights.

    Even with Ryan Ellis on the IR with an upper-body injury, Irwin still can't seem to find a regular spot in the lineup, with Ellis' minutes going to recent AHL callup Jarred Tinordi. Irwin has now played in 26 of a possible 51 games this season, with just a pair of assists to his credit. Needless to say, he does not warrant any fantasy consideration at this time.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: Gets on scoresheet with assist

    Irwin notched an assist, four hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

    Irwin's second helper on the year came on a Yakov Trenin goal in the third period. The 32-year-old blueliner has seen more consistent playing time recently and could continue to with Ryan Ellis and Dante Fabbro both sidelined by upper-body injuries. Irwin has just two assists to go with 39 hits, 25 blocked shots and a minus-7 rating through 21 games. He's not likely to make enough of an impact to affect the fantasy game, however.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: Watching from press box

    Irwin was a healthy scratch for the third time in the past four games Saturday against the Devils.

    The 31-year-old rearguard has played in just 12 of a possible 28 games this season, and has just a single assist to show for his efforts. Clearly, he does not suit up often enough to warrant any real fantasy consideration.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: In and out of lineup

    Irwin returned to the lineup Saturday against the Blackhawks after sitting out the previous four games as a healthy scratch.

    Irwin has spent most of this season platooning with Yannick Weber for a spot on the Preds' bottom defensive pairing, which severely limits his fantasy value in most formats. Now with just a single point in eight games this season, he is best left on your league's waiver wire.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: Grabs first apple

    Irwin scored his first point of the season with an assist in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Flames.

    Good on him for the helper, but Irwin remains a poor fantasy play at the best of times, averaging just 11:51 in ice time on the Preds' third defensive pairing. In addition, he's already been a healthy scratch seven times this season. Nothing to see here, folks.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: Riding pine

    Irwin sat out his third consecutive game as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Coyotes.

    Irwin, who only played in 44 games last season, has had even more trouble getting himself in the lineup this year due to the emergence of 21-year-old rookie blueliner Dante Fabbro. Fabbro, who has played every game, has a pair of goals and sports a plus-4 rating, so he looks to be a mainstay in the lineup for now, leaving Irwin as the odd man out.

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  • Predators' Matt Irwin: Picks up rare assist

    Irwin collected a helper and two PIM in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

    Irwin has appeared in the Predators' last nine games after serving as a healthy scratch frequently in February. The defense-first blueliner has a goal and five assists in 40 appearances this season, and without much in the way of other stats, Irwin is safe to avoid for fantasy purposes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Victoria, BC
Age: 34
Experience: 9
Shoots: Left