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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
*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)
*Recorded team-high 6 hits in first three games
*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
*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

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.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game