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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)

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*Ranked 1st on team in hits. Led team forwards in blocked shots
*Had two assists and season-best +3 (tied career-high) STL (4/10)
*Skated in 1,000th NHL game vs. EDM (3/11)
*Whistled for season-high 12 PIM at COL (1/30)
*Recorded goal and season-high 5 shots at COL (11/30)
*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)

PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
*11th trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs. Leads Minnesota with 97 career playoff games
*Tied playoff career high with an assist in three straight games (0-3=3, 5/19-5/24/13) vs. Ottawa in 2013 playoffs. Led Pittsburgh with 63 hits
*Won Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009

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.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1