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Richard Matvichuk
Richard Matvichuk
Number: 24
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 5, 1973
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, July 12, 2004.
Drafted: MNS / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (8th overall)

Looking to make Devils' 2007-08 regular-season debut, did not dress October 4-8...LAST SEASON: Appeared in regular-season finale April 8 vs. NY Islanders for lone appearance of 2006-07 campaign...Was placed on Long Term Injury list October 3 with back injury...Saw action in nine of 11 playoff contests; made 2007 post-season debut in game three of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Tampa Bay...2005-06: Saw action in 62 games during first season with Devils/13th NHL campaign...Total included season-high 42 straight appearances November 15-March 1...Had 1g-10a-11pts overall; had posted one goal during each of the previous three seasons...Each of his 2g prior to 2005-06 had been game winners...Recorded his first goal of season/with NJD December 13 vs. Edmonton...Picked up his first point of season/as a Devil with one assist October 15 vs. Carolina after making his NJD debut October 5 vs. Pittsburgh...Finished at plus-three; had been even or plus during each of his ten seasons since 1995-96...Missed 14 games March 2-30: 2 games with stomach virus and 12 games with back injury...Also missed 3 games April 11-16 with sore groin...Saw action in seven of nine Stanley Cup Playoff contests; missed 2 games due to back injury...Finished tied for second (S. Brylin, P. Elias & J. Langenbrunner) with +5 mark during post-season.