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Matt Cooke

Matt Cooke  #24

Left Wing
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: September 7, 1978
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Belleville, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 216 DRAFTED: VAN / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (144th overall)
PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS *12th trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs *Recorded two shots and four hits in Game 5 at STL (4/24) *Ranks first on Minnesota roster in career playoff games *Won Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009 *Ranked second on team and third in the NHL in hits during 2009 playoffs 2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *Recorded assist and plus-1 at STL (4/11) *Tallied assist, plus-1 and skated 12:53 at NSH (4/9) - after missing previous 31 games with sports hernia *Notched goal and season-high three shots at CHI (1/11) *Skated season-high 15:42 vs. SJ (1/6) *Had a season-best three-game point streak (1-3=4, 10/25-10/28) *Tallied goal and assist at NYR (10/27) *Registered first goal of season at LA (10/19) *Missed 22 games with lower-body injury (10/30-12/17), 31 games with sports hernia (2/3-4/7)
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.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016