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Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 20 31 12 18:48 33
Post Season 5 6 -1 25:12 6

Top Mike Matheson News

  • Canadiens' Mike Matheson: Headed to Montreal

    The Penguins traded Matheson and a 2023 fourth-round pick to the Canadiens in exchange for Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling on Saturday, PuckPedia reports.

    Matheson had arguably his best season yet in 2021-22, setting career highs in goals (11), assists (20), plus-minus rating (plus-12) and hits (97) while averaging 18:48 of ice time through 74 appearances with Pittsburgh. He'll likely get more ice time with Montreal in 2022-23, but his offensive production will almost certainly decline with a Habs team that isn't expected to compete for a playoff spot.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Posts new career bests

    Matheson garnered 11 goals and 20 assists, both career highs, in 74 games this season, inducing five game-winning goals.

    Matheson's offensive game was on full display this season even if he was an afterthought on the man advantage for most of the campaign. If the team decides to move on from Kris Letang this offseason, it will almost certainly be the 28-year-old Matheson who is tasked with trying to fill the offensive gap left behind.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Dishes trio of helpers

    Matheson recorded three assists, four shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Rangers in Game 3.

    The first two of Matheson's assists came on power-play goals by Jeff Carter and Evan Rodrigues in the first period. He added one more helper on a Jake Guentzel empty-netter in the third. Matheson is up to four assists in three playoff contests, and he's seen a larger role alongside Kris Letang on the top pairing with Brian Dumoulin (lower body) sidelined.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Scores again Tuesday

    Matheson scored a goal on one shot versus the Avalanche on Tuesday.

    Matheson has goals in back-to-back games for the second time this season which continues a strong offensive turnaround. Since rejoining the lineup following a five-game absence in early March, the blueliner has registered seven points, 27 shots and 20 hits in 13 outings.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Continues strong play

    Matheson scored a goal and collected four hits in a 3-2 win over the Blues on Thursday.

    Matheson now has two goals and an assist across his last four games since coming off of injured reserve. Missing five games seems to have revitalized him though, as he had just three points in eight February games.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Removed from IR

    Matheson (upper body) was activated off injured reserve Friday, per the NHL media site.

    Matheson has missed the last five games while recovering from an upper-body injury. The 28-year-old has averaged 18:23 of ice time and generated three points over his last 10 appearances.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Approaching return

    Matheson (upper body) returned to full practice Thursday, per Wes Crosby of NHL.com.

    Matheson was upgraded to day-to-day status Thursday. He has missed the last five games while dealing with an upper-body injury. The 28-year-old has averaged 18:15 of ice time and generated 21 points over 50 games this season.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Lands on IR

    Matheson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.

    Matheson has missed the last three games while dealing with an upper-body injury and will miss a fourth consecutive game Friday due to his placement on injured reserve. The 28-year-old defenseman has averaged 18:23 of ice time and tallied three points over his last 10 appearances.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Labeled week-to-week

    Matheson is dealing with a week-to-week upper-body injury.

    This news will rule Matheson out for at least this weekend's back-to-back games against the Rangers and Blue Jackets. The 27-year-old blueliner has 21 points while averaging 18:15 of ice time through 50 games this season. Mark Friedman should see some playing time as a result of Matheson's injury.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Goal and assist in win

    Matheson scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Devils.

    Matheson tied the game at 1-1 with his second-period tally. He also set up Brian Boyle on the game-winner in the third. This was Matheson's fifth multi-point game of the season. The 27-year-old is on pace for a career year with 21 points, 81 shots on net, 63 hits, 49 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating through 45 contests. His career high is 27 points, a mark he achieved in each of the two most recent non-shortened seasons.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Another game-winner Friday

    Matheson scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Both points came in the third period, and his tally stood up as the winner. Remarkably, Matheson has five game-winning goals this season, and he's only found the back of the net six times in total to go along with 12 assists through 37 games.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Two-goal, three-point outburst

    Matheson scored two goals and added an assist in Thursday's 6-4 win over Ottawa.

    Matheson came in with just three goals in 35 games, but he was feeling it in this one and produced just his third multi-point effort of the season and first three-point performance. The 27-year-old blueliner's second goal of the night gave Pittsburgh a 5-1 lead in the second period, but it surprisingly turned into the game-winner after the Senators put forth a failed comeback bid in the third. Remarkably, four of Matheson's five goals this season have been game-winners.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Ends point drought with assist

    Matheson notched an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.

    Matheson helped out on a Teddy Blueger goal in the second period. The assist ended a seven-game point drought for Matheson. He went minus-1 with 11 shots and 11 hits during the cold spell. The 27-year-old has typically played in a bottom-four role this season, logging 13 points, 56 shots on net, 47 hits, 31 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating. His role on the second power-play unit could draw some fantasy interest in deeper formats.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Clears virus protocols

    Matheson exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Saturday, per Dave Molinari of DKPittsburghSports.com.

    Matheson has recorded two goals and three assists through his eight December appearances this season. He logged points in three consecutive games leading up to his COVID-19 diagnosis. The 27-year-old will seek to pick his season up right where he left off, starting with San Jose on Sunday.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: In COVID-19 protocols

    The Penguins placed Matheson in COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    The length of Matheson's absence depends on test results and any potential symptoms. The bottom-pair defenseman has accumulated three goals and nine assists through 27 games this season.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Nets goal in win

    Matheson scored a goal on three shots, levied two hits and added two PIM in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Devils.

    Matheson's third-period tally ultimately stood as the game-winner. The defenseman is up to three goals, 12 points, 44 shots on net, 33 hits, 25 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in 27 appearances. The Penguins haven't mixed things up among their blueliners much, so Matheson should continue to see a third-pairing role.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Two points against Caps

    Matheson notched two assists in Friday's 4-2 win over the Capitals.

    He had a hand in Pittsburgh's first two goals of the night, helping to build a 3-0 lead through two periods. Matheson snapped a nine-game point drought with the performance, and on the season the veteran blueliner has one goal and nine points through 23 games.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Provides two points from back end

    Matheson tallied a goal and an assist with two shots and two blocks in Saturday's 7-1 win over Toronto.

    Matheson scored what proved to be the game-winner, driving wide on a 2-on-2 rush and stuffing home a wraparound to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead 1:38 into the second period. He also picked up an assist on Evan Rodrigues' power-play tally that rounded out the scoring early in the third. The points were the first of the year for Matheson, who made his season debut Tuesday.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Playing against Stars

    Matheson (lower body) will make his season debut versus Dallas on Tuesday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.

    Matheson recorded 16 points in 44 games for the Penguins last year while averaging 18:38 of ice time, including 0:58 with the man advantage. While the 27-year-old blueliner won't be supplanting Kris Letang on the No. 1 unit anytime soon, he should get some looks with the second power play, making him a sneaky low-cost fantasy option.

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  • Penguins' Mike Matheson: Questionable Tuesday

    Matheson (lower body) practiced Monday but remains a question mark ahead of Tuesday's clash with Dallas, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

    Matheson has been sidelined for the Pens' first three matches of the year due to his lingering lower-body problem. If the Quebec native plays Tuesday, he figures to slide into the No. 2 power-play unit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 188 lbs
Birthplace: Pointe-Claire, PQ
Age: 28
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left