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Sat, Feb 24
vs Minnesota Wild (28-24-6)
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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
38-16-6 82
32-19-7 71
33-20-2 68
29-17-10 68
28-25-5 61
24-22-11 59
20-34-3 43
15-36-5 35

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 16 24 -6 17:41 12

Top Matty Beniers News

  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Records helper Saturday

    Beniers posted an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.

    Beniers helped out on Vince Dunn's goal in the opening minute of the game. The 21-year-old Beniers has five points over his last five outings, fueled by a three-point effort in Boston on Feb. 15. The center is up to 24 points, 92 shots on net, 34 hits, 29 blocked shots and a minus-6 rating through 52 appearances. He's gotten by on strong two-way play, but the offense has been disappointing from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Shows up big in Boston

    Beniers scored a goal, added two assists and went plus-3 in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.

    Beniers, a Massachusetts native, delivered a big performance against his hometown team. He's racked up four points over his last two games after going seven contests without a point while missing time with an upper-body injury during his drought. The 21-year-old has endured the dreaded sophomore slump, posting 23 points with 85 shots on net, 32 hits and 28 blocked shots over 49 outings this season. His recent play suggests he may be turning a corner, but he's yet to extend a point streak past three games this season.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Scores Tuesday

    Beniers scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout victory over the Islanders.

    Beniers tallied Seattle's lone regulation goal 5:27 into the first period, beating Ilya Sorokin with a wrister off the rush to put the Kraken ahead 1-0. The goal is Beniers' first point in six games since returning from injured reserve. It's been a disappointing sophomore campaign overall for the 21-year-old center -- he now has seven goals and 20 points through 48 games.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Activated off IR

    Beniers (upper body) has been taken off injured reserve ahead of Friday's game versus St. Louis, per the NHL media site.

    Beniers was originally deemed a game-time call versus the Blues but his activation clears the way for him to suit up Friday. The 21-year-old center was struggling offensively prior to getting hurt with just one point in his last seven outings. The Massachusetts native figures to start in a bottom-six role against St. Louis but should see more minutes as he gets back up to speed.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Game-time decision Friday

    Beniers (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's home matchup against the Blues, per Mike Benton of the Kraken Audio Network

    Beniers has missed the last five games with his upper-body injury. His status for Friday's contest likely won't be confirmed until the Kraken take the ice for pregame warmups, so fantasy managers should plan accordingly. The 21-year-old has registered six goals and 13 assists in 42 games -- he will likely need to step up his production in order for the Kraken to have a shot of making the playoffs.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Considered day-to-day

    Beniers (upper body) is considered day-to-day, Alison Lukan of Root Sports reports.

    Beniers, who has missed the past four games, participated in Tuesday's practice. He is still on injured reserve without a clear timeline for his return to the lineup, but he does appear to be making some progress. Beniers has six goals, 19 points and 74 shots on net through 42 appearances this season.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Moved to IR

    Beniers (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

    Beniers was injured Saturday against Columbus and was absent for Monday's contest against the Penguins. He'll miss at least two more games while stashed away on injured reserve but it's unclear how long he's expected to be out. The 21-year-old has been held to six goals and 19 points through 42 games this season.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Won't play Monday

    Beniers (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Monday's game against Pittsburgh, Kate Shefte of The Seattle Times reports.

    Benier will miss at least one game with the upper-body injury he sustained during Saturday's win over Columbus. Alexander Wennberg will likely replace Beniers on the top line versus the Penguins.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Leaves Saturday's game

    Beniers (upper body) didn't play in the third period of Saturday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jackets, and there was no update on his status after the game, per Circling Seattle Sports.

    Beniers was injured on a hit from Cole Sillinger in the second period. The road trip of the Kraken continues Monday against Pittsburgh prior to a visit to the Rangers on Tuesday. It's unclear at this time if Beniers will be available for either of those games. With Andre Burakovsky (lower body) also leaving Saturday's contest, Seattle may need to insert Devin Shore and Kailer Yamamoto into the lineup.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Finds twine Tuesday

    Beniers scored a goal and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.

    Beniers snapped a four-game point drought with the second-period tally, which was the last goal of the contest. The 21-year-old center has had trouble getting on the scoresheet consistently. He's at six goals, 19 points, 72 shots on net, 22 blocked shots and a minus-12 rating through 40 appearances. With an 8.3 shooting percentage that's likely to go up in the second half, he could still be useful in fantasy.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Two assists in Saturday's win

    Beniers registered two assists, two shots on goal, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Ducks.

    Beniers has a goal and four helpers over his last three games. He's had an instant connection with Tomas Tatar on the top line, giving the Kraken a bit of a scoring spark. Beniers' season numbers are still low -- he's at 18 points, 68 shots and a minus-15 rating over 35 contests despite maintaining his top-line role throughout the campaign.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Slides helper in win

    Beniers notched an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Kings.

    Beniers set up Jordan Eberle for a breakaway goal in the third period that ended up being the game-winner. With three points over his last two games, Beniers' offense has sparked a bit on a new-look top line with Eberle and Tomas Tatar, who Seattle acquired in a trade with Colorado last week. Beniers is at 16 points, 66 shots on net, a minus-17 rating, 14 hits and 12 blocked shots over 34 appearances, but his 7.6 shooting percentage suggests he could benefit from positive regression by the end of the campaign.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Goal, assist in loss

    Beniers tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas.

    Beniers set up Tomas Tatar for Seattle's opening goal in the first minute of the second period before adding a tally later in the frame, firing a wrist shot past a sprawling Scott Wedgewood. The multi-point effort ended a six-game scoring drought for the 21-year-old Beniers. He's had a disappointing campaign offensively thus far, tallying five goals and 15 points through 33 contests after posting 57 points (24 goals, 33 assists) as a rookie last season.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Supplies power-play assist

    Beniers logged a power-play assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Canadiens.

    Beniers had the secondary helper on Vince Dunn's third-period marker. While Beniers has six points over his last nine games, he's gone scoreless in five of those outings. The 21-year-old center hasn't displayed much consistency this season, though the Kraken's return to the lower end of the scoring spectrum isn't helping his cause. Beniers has 13 points, 45 shots on net and a minus-17 rating through 26 appearances.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Picks up two points in Chitown

    Beniers supplied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 road loss against the Blackhawks.

    Beniers finished with a plus-1 rating while tying a team-high with four shots on goal. He also added a blocked shot, with a minor penalty and a hit in 20:03 of ice time -- the most for a forward in the game. Beniers has registered three goals and five points across the past six contests, as he continues to trend upward after a slow start, including going without a goal in October.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Continues upward trend

    Beniers scored a goal three shots and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.

    Beniers has scored in consecutive contests for the first time this season. He also earned his third multi-point effort of the season Saturday. The sophomore center is up to three tallies, seven helpers, 33 shots on net, 11 hits and a minus-15 rating through 19 appearances. He was streaky at times as a rookie last year, but he's capable of playing better than he has for much of the first month of the campaign.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Scores in shootout win

    Beniers scored a goal on three shots in the Kraken's 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders on Thursday.

    Beniers sniped a shot past Semyon Varlamov on the power play to knot the game at 1-1. Beniers snapped a three-game pointless streak with this goal as he looks to get on track offensively. He has just two goals and eight points in 18 games after posting 24 goals in his rookie season. The American forward should continue to play on the top line and top power-play unit.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Breaks through on power play

    Beniers scored a power-play goal on two shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche.

    Beniers tallied at 11:35 of the second period to earn his first goal of the campaign. The 21-year-old center led all Kraken forwards with 21:08 of ice time Thursday, the fifth time this season he's exceeded 20 minutes. He's collected four points over his last three games, and he has a goal, six helpers, 25 shots on net and a minus-13 rating through 14 appearances.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Posts two assists

    Beniers recorded two assists and three shots in the Kraken's 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday.

    Beniers picked up helpers on goals by Justin Schultz and Jaden Schwartz. This game marks the second multi-point effort from the reigning Calder Trophy winner despite his overall struggles this campaign. He has yet to score his first goal of 2023-24 but has six assists in 13 games. The American forward should continue to play on the top line and top power-play unit.

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  • Kraken's Matty Beniers: Picks up assist in loss

    Beniers posted an assist and went minus-2 in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Flames.

    Beniers took a shot toward the net that Jaden Schwartz redirected in with the Kraken in a 6-on-5 situation. The helper snapped Beniers' four-game point drought, but he's still searching for a goal 12 games into the season. The 20-year-old center appears to be in a sophomore slump with just four assists, 20 shots on net and a minus-13 rating, though it's yet to cost him much playing time -- he's averaging 18:27 per game, consistent with a top-six player.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Hingham, MA
Age: 21
School: Michigan
Experience: 2