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Matt Cooke
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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.
Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season