Matt Mahalak
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 01/22/1993
DRAFTED: CAR: 2011-163 overall
2011-12 SEASON
Completed his second season with Plymouth (OHL), going 19-8-0 with a 2.66 goals-against average and .923 save percentage… Ranked fifth in the OHL in goals-against average (2.66) and save percentage (.923) and tied for sixth in shutouts (3)… Shared time in net with New Jersey Devils prospect Scott Wedgewood… Stopped 26 of 27 shots to earn his first win of the season at Kingston (10/7)… Was 4-1 with a 1.41 goals-against average and .951 save percentage in six games during October… Won six consecutive games from 10/14-11/17… Earned his first shutout of the season, stopping 30 shots at Oshawa (12/16)… Had his second shutout of the season with 29 saves at Saginaw (1/4)… Made 44 saves in a 4-3 win vs. Saginaw (1/7)… Stopped 35 shots for his third shutout of the season vs. Windsor (3/3)… Served as backup to Wedgewood during the 2012 OHL playoffs, playing just two minutes.

Had a career record of 27-16-4 with a 2.82 goals-against average in 51 regular-season Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Plymouth entering the 2012-13 season… Born in Toledo, OH, but lists Monroe, MI, as his hometown… Attended Culver Academy in Indiana for two years from 2007-2009, earning a 10-9-3 record with a 2.51 goals-against average for Culver Academy in 2008-09… Was the first overall selection in the 2009 United States Hockey League (USHL) Futures Draft… Played one season for Youngstown (USHL), posting a 9-17-3 record and 4.24 goals-against average in 2009-10… Was co-recipient of the USHL’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 2009-10, maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average at Ursuline High School to earn his high school diploma in just three years… Completed his first OHL season with Plymouth in 2010-11, earning a record of 8-8-4 with a 3.08 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 21 regular-season games… Made his OHL debut at Windsor (9/23/10) in a 5-4 loss… Earned his first OHL victory in relief vs. Sault Ste. Marie (10/30/10)… Earned his first win as a starter at Guelph (1/7/11)… Made his OHL playoff debut in relief during a 4-1 loss at Owen Sound (4/11/11).