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Matt Moulson
Matt Moulson.jpg
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
Born (1983-11-01)November 1, 1983,
Mississauga, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 263rd overall, 2003
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2006 – present

Matthew Keith Moulson (born November 1, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who plays for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.

Playing career

Moulson grew up in Mississauga, Ontario playing minor hockey for the AAA Mississauga Senators of the GTHL until Bantam when he returned to AA hockey with the Mississauga Braves as a Midget.

After his midget days, Moulson signed with the Guelph Dominators Junior B club of the Midwestern Ontario Junior B League (OHA) for the 2001-02 season. The following year, Moulson matriculated at Cornell University.

Moulson was drafted 263rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Moulson attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School in Mississauga, where he was a part of the school's hockey team.[1] Moulson graduated from Cornell University in 2006, where he was captain of the hockey team and a member of the Quill and Dagger society in his senior year.

He signed with the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent to an entry-level contract on September 1, 2006.[2] He was then assigned to the Kings affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL for the 2006–07 season, scoring 57 points in 77 games. Moulson made his NHL debut in the 2007–08 season on November 2, 2007 against the San Jose Sharks. Moulson also scored his first NHL goal in the 5-2 victory.[3]

On July 6, 2009, Moulson signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders.[4] Moulson was a leading scorer in preseason and made the team out of camp as a linemate of John Tavares. He scored his first NHL hat trick - a natural hat trick - on December 3, 2009 against the Atlanta Thrashers.

On July 27, 2010, Moulson signed a $2.45 million one-year contract extension with the New York Islanders just minutes before his arbitration hearing was scheduled to begin.[5]

On January 27, 2011, Moulson signed a three-year contract extension worth $9.45 million with the New York Islanders [6]

Personal life

Moulson married Alicia Backman on July 3, 2010. Alicia's sister Jaclyn is the wife of Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. His sister, Shannon Moulson competes in the Canadian Women's Hockey League for the [[Toronto Furies[[ and was part of the Burlington Barracudas final season.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Guelph Dominators MWJHL 42 56 46 102 80
2002–03 Cornell Big Red ECAC 33 13 10 23 22
2003–04 Cornell Big Red ECAC 32 18 17 35 37
2004–05 Cornell Big Red ECAC 34 22 20 42 33
2005–06 Cornell Big Red ECAC 35 18 20 38 14
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 77 25 32 57 23 16 2 3 5 8
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 57 28 28 56 29 4 2 0 2 4
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 5 4 9 4
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 54 21 26 47 35
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 82 30 18 48 16
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 82 31 22 53 24
NHL totals 193 67 44 111 46


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