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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
52-21-9 113
52-22-8 112
47-22-13 107
42-31-9 93
40-31-11 91
35-37-10 80
31-38-13 75
25-48-9 59

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 12 24 -15 13:31 16
Post Season 0 0 0 11:41 2

Top Matt Nieto News

  • Penguins' Matt Nieto: Grabs two-year pact

    Nieto penned a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Penguins on Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    Nieto logged a combined 81 games for the Sharks and the Avalanche last season, tallying 12 goals, 12 assists and 115 shots while averaging 13:31 of ice time. The winger figures to bolster a bottom six that underwhelmed during the previous campaign while also adding some grit to the Pens' lineup.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Produces two assists

    Nieto notched two assists and four shots on goal in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.

    Nieto's production Thursday matched his output from the previous 11 games combined. The winger had a hand in both of Ben Meyers' tallies that helped the Avalanche pad their lead. Nieto is up to 12 goals, 12 assists, 111 shots on net and a minus-15 rating through 76 contests between the Avalanche and the Sharks this season.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Pockets helper

    Nieto provided an assist in Monday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.

    Nieto has two helpers during his active eight-game goal drought. The 30-year-old winger is up to 22 points, 103 shots on net, a minus-15 rating and 30 blocked shots through 72 appearances between the Avalanche and the Sharks.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Adds assist in win

    Nieto produced an assist in Monday's 5-0 win over the Blackhawks.

    Nieto has done alright for playing in a fourth-line role, picking up three points and 10 shots on net over 11 games in March. The 30-year-old winger has 21 points, a minus-16 rating, 101 shots on net, 37 hits and 14 PIM through 68 outings between the Avalanche and the Sharks this season.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Nets goal Monday

    Nieto scored a goal in Monday's 8-4 victory over Montreal.

    Nieto found the back of the net midway through the first period to increase Colorado's lead to 3-0. He has 12 goals and 20 points in 64 contests in 2022-23. Nieto provided three goals and just four points over his previous 25 outings.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Generates helper

    Nieto provided an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Sharks.

    Nieto set up Denis Malgin's goal in the second period. It was a fourth-line contribution in a game that was dominated by the Avalanche's top line and first defense pairing. Nieto snapped a five-game point drought with the assist and now has 19 points, 95 shots on net, 34 hits, 27 blocked shots and a minus-16 rating through 61 appearances between the Avalanche the Sharks this season.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Adds insurance tally

    Nieto scored a goal on five shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Jets.

    Nieto tallied in the second period, snapping a four-game point drought. The 30-year-old winger has picked up three points, all goals, in 10 games since he was traded back to the Avalanche from the Sharks in January. He's collected 18 points, 91 shots on net and a minus-16 rating through 55 contests between the two teams this season.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Scores second with Avs

    Nieto scored a goal on two shots over 9:42 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Panthers.

    Nieto was surrounded by Panthers but given just enough time to one-time a feed from J.T. Compher and give Colorado a 2-0 lead. It was his second tally in five games since joining the Avalanche in late January. Nieto initially served on the second line but has since been dropped to a bottom-six role as injured forwards returned to the lineup.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Finishes off Blues

    Nieto scored an empty-net goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues. He finished with three shots on goal, one hit and two PIM over 15:01 of ice time.

    A game Colorado appeared to be in control of got tight in the third period and wasn't put away until Nieto's empty-netter with three seconds left. The newly acquired forward played in his second game with the Avalanche and once again skated on the second line due to Valeri Nichushkin's upper-body injury.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Makes Colorado debut

    Nieto had two shots on goal and two penalty minutes over 13:51 of ice time in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Ducks.

    Nieto played his first game for the Avalanche since being acquired from San Jose on Wednesday. He skated on the second line with J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen, filling in for an injured Valeri Nichushkin (upper body). Nieto is expected to eventually serve in a bottom-six role and as a regular on the penalty-kill unit.

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  • Avalanche's Matt Nieto: Flipped in four-player deal

    Nieto and Ryan Merkley were traded from the Sharks to the Avalanche in exchange for Jacob MacDonald and Martin Kaut on Wednesday.

    Nieto's second stint with the Sharks will come to a close with the winger posting 15 points in 45 games this season. He'll rejoin the only other team he's played for at the NHL level -- the 30-year-old suited up for the Avalanche from 2016-17 through the end of the 2019-20 season. He should bolster the Avalanche's forward depth while contending for a third-line role on a stronger team. That boost in surrounding talent could give him a slight boost in fantasy, though probably not enough to make him a viable option in standard formats.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Tallies in Tuesday's win

    Nieto scored a goal and added two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Nieto is on a three-game point streak, scoring twice and adding an assist in that span. The 30-year-old winger has benefited from playing in a top-six role lately, though it took a while for that promotion to lead to offense. He has 15 points, 60 shots on net, a minus-12 rating and 24 hits through 38 contests overall, so he's likely only helpful to fantasy managers in deeper formats.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Pockets assist in loss

    Nieto notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.

    Nieto has a goal and an assist over his last two games. Prior to this little burst of offense, he'd been held off the scoresheet in five straight contests. The 30-year-old winger is far from a consistent scoring threat, but he's up to 14 points in 37 contests in a middle-six role. He's added 59 shots on net, 23 hits, 17 blocked shots and a minus-12 rating this season.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Opens scoring Friday

    Nieto scored a goal on two shots and went minus-2 in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks.

    Nieto tallied just 38 seconds into the contest, snapping his nine-game goal drought in the process. During that span, he picked up just two assists while bouncing around the lineup. The 30-year-old California native has seven tallies, 13 points, 57 shots on net and a minus-13 rating through 36 outings this season. He's on pace to challenge for his career high of 27 points, set in 2014-15 in his first stint with the Sharks.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Contributes assist in loss

    Nieto registered an assist and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Flames.

    Nieto helped out on an Alexander Barabanov goal late in the second period. The assist was Nieto's first point in two games since he returned from an undisclosed injury that sidelined him for four contests. He appears set to fill in on the second line in place of Nick Bonino, who was moved up to center the top line with Tomas Hertl suspended for two games. Nieto has six goals, six helpers, 48 shots on net, 23 hits and a minus-11 rating through 30 appearances this season -- that's production better suited for the bottom six.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Returns from IR

    Nieto (undisclosed) was removed from injured reserve Sunday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Nieto has missed the last four games but will likely be back in the lineup Sunday against the Flames. The 30-year-old winger has 11 points through 28 games this season, including seven in his last 11 appearances.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Won't play Saturday

    Nieto (undisclosed) won't make his return Saturday against Los Angeles, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Nieto hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against Calgary though. He has six goals and 11 points in 28 contests this season. The 30-year-old last played Dec. 4.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Lands on IR

    Nieto (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Nieto picked up an assist and logged 15:51 of ice time in Sunday's loss to Buffalo. He will miss at least the next two games, starting with Wednesday's contest versus Vancouver. Nieto has six goals and 11 points in 28 appearances this season.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Deals power-play helper

    Nieto posted a power-play assist in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Nieto hadn't recorded a power-play point since 2015-16 in his first stint with the Sharks, as he rarely sees more than second-unit time. The Sharks' lack of better options up front has opened the door in places, and Nieto has done well as a depth forward this season. He has six goals, five helpers, 47 shots on net, 22 hits and a minus-8 rating in 28 appearances, with seven of his 11 points coming in the last 11 games.

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  • Sharks' Matt Nieto: Nets team's lone marker

    Nieto scored a goal during Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the host Maple Leafs.

    Nieto, who has scored in consecutive contests, tied Wednesday's game at 1-1 at 7:26 of the second period. The 30-year-old left winger is one of four California natives to appear in at least 500 NHL games. Nieto started slowly this season, converting just twice through 18 games. Over his past eight games, however, Nieto has five goals and one assist but demonstrates little fantasy value considering he has yet to produce a power-play point.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
Age: 30
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left