Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Hussey
Matt Hussey was born May 28, 1979 in New Haven, Connecticut. The ninth round, 254th overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Hussey graduated from Avon Old Farms High School and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 1998.

A hulking-winger, Hussey played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin recording 84 points (42-42-84) before making his professional debut with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2002-03. After the better part of two seasons in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hussey made his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh in the latter stages of the 2003-04 season. In three games with the Penguins, Hussey registered three points (2-1-3).

Hussey would continue to hone his skills with Wilkes-Barre over parts of the next two seasons seeing NHL action with Pittsburgh for only 13 games. In the summer of 2006 Hussey would sign as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings.

Hussey appeared in 75 games with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids while appearing in a handful of games with the parent club in Detroit. Hussey's stint in Detroit came to an end in the summer of 2007, when the centreman signed with the Colorado Avalanche.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Wayzata High Trojans High-MN 48 34 31 65
1997-98 Avon Old Farms High-CT 26 26 23 49 20
1998-99 University of Wisconsin WCHA 37 10 5 15 18
1999-00 University of Wisconsin WCHA 35 5 11 16 8
2000-01 University of Wisconsin WCHA 40 9 11 20 24
2001-02 University of Wisconsin WCHA 39 18 15 33 16
2002-03 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 69 12 11 23 28 -2 2 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 2 1 3 0 -1
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 55 2 1 3 6 -3 6 2 2 4 0
2004-05 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 80 16 14 30 19 +3 10 1 2 3 2
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 0 1 1 0 -5
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 65 21 30 51 34 +11 9 1 0 1 0
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 2 0
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 75 15 29 44 36 +1 6 1 1 2 2
2007-08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 37 8 8 16 18 +4
2007-08 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 11 0 3 3 4 11 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Straubing Tigers Germany 48 16 27 43 48
2009-10 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 51 20 20 40 26 9 1 3 4 6
2010-11 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 51 15 15 30 36 4 0 2 2 0
NHL Totals 21 2 2 4 2


Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 13, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 13, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), January 31, 2008.
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