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Matt Cooke  #24

Minnesota Wild  Left Wing
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: September 7, 1978  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Belleville, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: VAN / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (144th overall)

PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
*11th trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*Has led team in hits in four of five games he has played in
*Had an assist in first goal of game and game-high 5 hits in Game 4 vs. CHI (5/9)
*Suspended 7 games for kneeing Tyson Barrie in Game 3 vs COL (4/21)
*Skated in 100th career playoff contest in Game 3 vs. COL (4/21)
*Led Pittsburgh with 63 hits in 2013 playoffs
*Won Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*Ranked 1st on team in hits. Led team forwards in blocked shots
*Skated in 1,000th NHL game vs. EDM (3/11)
*Tallied GWG and assist in back-to-back games vs. WPG (10/10), vs. DAL (10/12)
*Scored goal in first shift as member of Wild 1:04 into contest vs. LA (10/3

Traded to Kingston (OHL) by Windsor (OHL) for Brent L'Hereux, December 17, 1997. Traded to Washington by Vancouver for Matt Pettinger, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 6, 2008.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp