Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Henderson
Right-winger Matt Henderson played two games for the Nashville Predators in 1998-99. After a fine amateur career he struggled to rise above the minor league level.

Born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Henderson starred in the USHL with the St. Paul Vulcans in 1993-94 then spent four years at the University of North Dakota. In 1997 he led the Fighting Sioux to the NCAA title and was named the tournament MVP and placed on its all-star team.

Apart from his two game appearance in the NHL, Henderson played most of his rookie pro season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL. Prior to the 1999-00 season he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers but saw all of ice time in the AHL and ECHL. In 2000-01 he scored 14 goals for the Norfolk Admirals and played a solid all round game in the hope of receiving another chance in the NHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 White Bear Lake Bears High-MN
1992-93 St. Paul Vulcans USHL 45 14 19 33 83
1993-94 St. Paul Vulcans USHL 48 27 24 51
1994-95 University of North Dakota WCHA 19 1 3 4 16
1995-96 University of North Dakota WCHA 36 9 10 19 34 2 0 1 1 0
1996-97 University of North Dakota WCHA 42 14 17 31 71 7 5 4 9 10
1997-98 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 24 14 38 74 5 2 2 4 4
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
1998-99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 77 19 19 38 117 -1 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 51 4 8 12 37 +4 5 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Trenton Titans ECHL 16 2 4 6 47 -4
2000-01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 78 14 24 38 80 +4 9 1 1 2 16
2001-02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -1
2001-02 Norfolk Admirals AHL 74 21 28 49 90 +4 4 0 0 0 6
2002-03 Norfolk Admirals AHL 77 18 29 47 95 +14 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 51 11 12 23 105
NHL Totals 6 0 1 1 2


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1997)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1997)
Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 14, 1998. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for Paul Healey, September 27, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), July 23, 2003.