Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Underhill
Matt Underhill was born September 16, 1979 in Campbell River, British Columbia. The sixth round, 170th overall selection of the Calgary Flames in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Underhill is a graduate of the ECAC's Cornell Big Red.

The netminder from Campbell River, BC played four seasons at Cornell registering a 62-14-9 record before making his professional debut with the ECHL's Pee Dee Pride in 2002-03. Although he spent the majority of the 2002-03 season in the ECHL, Underhill did see limited action with the AHL's Providence Bruins that same year.

In 2003-04, Underhill had stops in the ECHL with Florence and the AHL with Providence and Manchester before joining the Chicago Blackhawks organization and the AHL's Norfolk Admirals. In the latter stages of the 2003-04 season, Underhill made his NHL debut with the Blackhawk.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1997-98 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 43 18 22 3 2 3.07
1998-99 Cornell Big Red ECAC 25 7 10 4 1 2.95
1999-00 Cornell Big Red ECAC 18 8 7 1 1 2.89
2000-01 Cornell Big Red ECAC 25 13 8 3 1 1.88
2001-02 Cornell Big Red ECAC 21 14 6 1 3 1.80
2002-03 Pee Dee Pride ECHL 33 16 13 2 0 2.81
2002-03 Providence Bruins AHL 7 3 3 1 0 3.08
2003-04 Florence Pride ECHL 29 10 14 4 1 3.45
2003-04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 4 2 2 0 0 2.90
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.93
2003-04 Norfolk Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
2004-05 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 24 13 8 3 3 2.65
2004-05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 1 0 0 1 0 0.00
2004-05 Providence Bruins AHL 5 1 2 1 1 2.95
2004-05 Alaska Aces ECHL 3 3 0 0 0 2.00 3 1 1 0 3.31
2005-06 Alaska Aces ECHL 50 36 10 3 5 2.28 10 8 2 0 2.80
NHL Totals 1 0 1 0 0 3.93


ECAC First All-Star Team (2002) ECHL First All-Star Team (2006) ECHL - Goaltender of the Year (2006) Signed as a free agent by Pee Dee (ECHL), August 13, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, March 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mississippi (ECHL), November 3, 2004. Signed to a PTO (tryout) contract by St. John's (AHL), February 3, 2005. Signed to a PTO (tryout) contract by Providence (AHL), February 21, 2005. Traded to Alaska (ECHL) by Mississippi (ECHL) for Lance Mayes and future considerations, March 22, 2005.