Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Nieto
Matt Nieto was born on November 5, 1992 in Long Beach, California. The product of the Boston University Terriers of the NCAA would be drafted in the second round, 47th overall, by the San Jose Sharks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

After three years playing for the Terriers, Nieto elected to forgo his senior year and join the San Jose Sharks organization where he would join the AHLís Worcester Sharks to end the 2012-13 season. Nieto would then make the 2014-15 opening night roster where he would make his NHL debut on October 3, 2013 in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Nieto would spend parts of four seasons with San Jose, which included 10-goal campaigns in 2015 and 2015. He struggled to find a spot in the Sharks lineup during the 2016-17 season and he was waived by the club on January 4, 2017. He was subsequently picked up by the Colorado Avalanche with whom he would finish the season.

In 2017-18, Nieto would set a new career-high in goals with 15. He also added 11 assists for 26 points.

On the international stage, Nieto would represent the United States twice in two Gold Medal performances at the 2009 and 2010 IIHF World Under 18 Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Salisbury School High-CT 23 8 10 18
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 38 11 24 35 14 +26
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 14 9 9 18 8
2008-09 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 13 6 8 14 14
2008-09 United States WJ18-A 7 4 0 4 12 +5
2009-10 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 24 15 14 29 19 +20
2009-10 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 30 13 12 25 12
2009-10 United States WJ18-A 7 1 3 4 4 +2
2010-11 Boston University Terriers H-East 39 10 13 23 16
2011-12 Boston University Terriers H-East 37 16 26 42 26
2012-13 Boston University Terriers H-East 39 18 19 37 24
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 66 10 14 24 16 -4 7 2 3 5 0
2013-14 Worcester Sharks AHL 2 2 3 5 0 +5
2014-15 San Jose Sharks NHL 72 10 17 27 20 -12
2015-16 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 8 9 17 10 -8 16 1 2 3 8
2016-17 San Jose Sharks NHL 16 0 2 2 4 -3
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 43 7 4 11 4 -9
2017-18 Colorado Avalanche NHL 74 15 11 26 14 +6 6 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 264 35 46 81 54 23 3 5 8 8


Claimed on waivers by Colorado from San Jose, January 5, 2017.
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