Matthew Corrente
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 03/17/1988
BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NJD: 2006-30 overall
Missed majority of 2010-11 due to shoulder injury at Tampa Bay, January 14, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to various injuries. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring shoulder injury. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 10, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 8, 2014.
2012-13 SEASON:
Appeared in 11 games with Albany of the American Hockey League (AHL), earning two assists and totaling 32 penalty minutes… Missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury… Made his season debut vs. Syracuse (10/19)… Had 17 penalty minutes at Adirondack (11/3)… Earned his first point of the season with an assist vs. Adirondack (11/10)… Had an assist vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (11/25)… Sparred with Micheal Haley at Connecticut (12/9) in his final game played of the season.

Is in his third NHL season and first with the Hurricanes… Signed a one-year, twoway contract with Carolina on 7/10/13… Was New Jersey’s first-round selection (30th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft… Had played 34 career NHL games with New Jersey entering the 2013-14 season, totaling six assists and 68 penalty minutes… Had appeared in 163 career AHL games entering 2013-14, registering 13 goals, 36 assists (49 points) and 350 penalty minutes.

2004-05: Totaled six goals and nine assists (15 points) and 89 penalty minutes in 62 games during his first season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Saginaw… Was second on the team in penalty minutes.

2005-06: Established OHL career highs in assists (24), points (30) and penalty minutes (172) and matched his career high in goals (6), playing in 61 games for Saginaw… Was second among Spirit defensemen in goals, assists and points… Was second on the team in penalty minutes… Had two points (1g, 1a) in four OHL playoff games as Saginaw was swept by Guelph.

2006-07: Split the season between Saginaw and Mississauga, totaling 26 points (3g, 23a) and 94 penalty minutes in 43 games… Appeared in five playoff games as Mississauga was eliminated by Sudbury in the first round.

2007- 08: Completed his final season of junior hockey, earning 15 points (2g, 13a) in just 21 regular-season games for Niagara… Registered five assists and 33 penalty minutes in 10 OHL playoff games as the Ice Dogs swept Mississauga before falling to Oshawa in six games… Finished his junior hockey career with 17 goals, 69 assists (86 points) and 419 penalty minutes in 187 OHL games.

2008-09: Completed his first professional season, totaling six goals, 12 assists (18 points) and 161 penalty minutes during his rookie season in the AHL with Lowell… Was second on the team in penalty minutes… Ranked second among Lowell defensemen in goals and third in points… Made his professional debut at Providence (10/8)… Earned his first professional point with an assist vs. Manchester (10/17)… Scored his first professional goal and earned an assist for his first multi-point game at Springfield (10/25).

2009-10: Appeared in his first NHL season, playing 12 regular-season games for New Jersey… Had 20 points (5g, 15a) in 43 AHL games with Lowell… Had a four-game AHL scoring streak from 10/16- 10/23… Was recalled to the NHL for the first time on 11/11 and made his NHL debut for New Jersey at DA L (11/21)… Served two more NHL stints during the regular-season… Appeared in two playoff games for the Devils, making his Stanley Cup playoff debut vs. PHI (4/16).

2010-11: Played an NHL career-high 22 games, earning six assists and registering 44 penalty minutes for the Devils… Led all Devils rookies in penalty minutes (44)… Also appeared in three AHL games for Albany, earning one assist… Began the season with Albany (AHL), appearing in the AHL season opener before being recalled by New Jersey on 10/14… Made his NHL season debut vs. COL (10/15), earning his first career assist/point… Had assists in consecutive games from 10/24-10/27… Registered a career-high 27 penalty minutes at SJ (10/27)… Suffered a broken hand in the game and missed the following seven contests (10/29-11/12)… Returned to the lineup at BOS (11/15)… Missed two games due to upper body soreness (11/26-11/27) and was assigned to Albany on 12/12… Recalled to New Jersey on 12/20 and had his first NHL multi-point game with two assists at CAR (1/1)… Suffered a shoulder injury at TB (1/14) and missed the remainder of the season.

2011-12: Played 39 games for Albany, earning eight points (2g, 6a)… Made his season debut and scored a goal vs. Springfield (10/8)… Had three assists and was (+2) at Providence (10/23)… Missed much of the season due to various injuries.