Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Moulson
Matt Moulson was born November 1, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario. The ninth round, 263rd overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Moulson is a graduate of Cornell University.

A highly skilled winger, Moulson spent four seasons in the NCAA with Cornell in which he was regularly a point-per-game player. After the conclusion of his time in Cornell, Moulson failed to come to terms with the Penguins and was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings.

He made the jump to the pro ranks in 2006-07 when he spent the entire season with the Kings' AHL affiliate in Manchester. That season, he led the club in games played, goals and plus/minus rating. His productive stint in the AHL earned him a spot on the Kings' line-up for 22 games throughout the 2007-08 regular season.

In the summer of 2009, Moulson signed on with the New York Islanders organization as an unrestricted free agent. In his first season with the club Moulson would reach the 30 goal mark for the first time in his NHL career.

In 2010-11 Moulson would prove that the previous year had been no fluke. He would suit up in all 82 games for the Islanders and notch an impressive 31 goals, while adding 22 assists. The following year (2011-12) would be a career-best for Moulson. Once again appearing in all 82 games for the Islanders, he reached new heights in goals, assists and points, with 36, 33 and 69 respectively.

On October 28, 2013, Moulson's time with the Islanders would come to an end. He was traded along with a first and second round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for sniper Thomas Vanek. A couple of months later, Moulson was traded once again, along with Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild for Torrey Mitchell and two second round draft picks.

After finishing the season with the Wild, Moulson returned to Buffalo where he signed a five year contract on July 1, 2014. During the 2015-16 season, Moulson struggled to find his scoring touch. In 81 games he found the back of the net just eight times and added 13 assists.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Guelph Dominators ON-Jr.B
2001-02 Guelph Dominators ON-Jr.B 42 56 46 102 80
2002-03 Cornell Big Red ECAC 33 13 10 23 22
2003-04 Cornell Big Red ECAC 32 18 17 35 37
2004-05 Cornell Big Red ECAC 34 22 20 42 33
2005-06 Cornell Big Red ECAC 35 18 20 38 14
2006-07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 77 25 32 57 23 +26 16 2 3 5 8
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 22 5 4 9 4 +2
2007-08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 57 28 28 56 29 +5 4 2 0 2 4
2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 1 0 1 2 -4
2008-09 Manchester Monarchs AHL 54 21 26 47 35 +3
2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 82 30 18 48 16 -1
2010-11 New York Islanders NHL 82 31 22 53 24 -10
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 82 36 33 69 6 +1
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 47 15 29 44 4 -3 6 2 1 3 10
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL 11 6 3 9 6 +3
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 44 11 18 29 20 -8
2013-14 Minnesota Wild NHL 20 6 7 13 8 +7 10 1 2 3 4
2014-15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 13 28 41 4 -11
2015-16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 8 13 21 16 -5
2016-17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 14 18 32 10 -4
NHL Totals 636 176 193 369 120 16 3 3 6 14


ECAC First All-Star Team (2005) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2005) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2006) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 6, 2009. Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 1st (later traded to Ottawa - Ottawa selected Colin White) in 2015 NHL Draft and 2nd (Brendan Guhle) round picks in 2015 NHL Draft for Thomas Vanek, October 27, 2013. Traded to Minnesota by Buffalo with Cody McCormick for Torrey Mitchell, Winnipeg's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Washington - Washington selected Vitek Vanecek) in 2014 NHL Draft and Minnesota's 2nd round pick (later traded to Montreal, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Chad Krys) in 2016 NHL Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 1, 2014.
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