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Matt Halischuk
Matt Halischuk
Right Wing
Number: 16
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 1, 1988  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Drafted: NJD / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (117th overall)


Made his NHL debut/recorded first point with assist October 29 vs. Toronto...Recalled from Lowell (AHL) October 28 under emergency conditions...Was first on AHL Devils with five goals/eight points at time of recall during first pro season; did not see any pre-season action...Point-total was first among AHL rookies at time of recall; totals include 4g-1a-5pts October 11 vs. Worcester...Is wearing no. 10 after wearing 63 in training camp...Signed first pro contract July 1, 2008...Spent past two seasons with Kitchener (OHL)....Scored 13 goals and 46 assists for 59 points in 40 games with the OHL Rangers last season, adding 16 goals and 16 assists in 20 playoff contests...Named to OHL's First All-Star Team and awarded the George Parsons Trophy as the player judged to be the most sportsmanlike at the Memorial Cup Tournament...Also played major junior hockey with Toronto St. Michael's (OHL)...Represented Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships; in seven games, scored two goals and three assists, including the overtime tally in championship game to help Canada capture Gold Medal.