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2015 NHL Draft
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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

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft