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Matt Pettinger
Matt Pettinger
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
DEL Team
F. Teams
Kölner Haie
Washington Capitals
Vancouver Canucks
Tampa Bay Lightning
Born October 22 1980 (1980-10-22) (age 36),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2000
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 2001 – present


Matthew Pettinger (born October 22, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently playing for Kölner Haie of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks and the Washington Capitals. Pettinger was raised in Victoria, British Columbia.

Playing careerEdit

Pettinger was drafted in the 2nd round, 43rd overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Before his professional career, Pettinger played a season and half for the University of Denver Pioneers before joining the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) midway through the 1999–00 season.

He spent his first few seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) splitting time between the Washington Capitals and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Portland Pirates, before earning a full-time roster spot with the Capitals in 2003–04. Pettinger played eight games for HDD Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, then recorded a career-high 20 goals, 18 assists and 38 points as NHL play resumed the following season.

On February 26, 2008, at the trade deadline, Pettinger was dealt from the Washington Capitals to the Vancouver Canucks for forward Matt Cooke.[1] Beginning the 2008–09 season back in the AHL with the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, Pettinger was claimed on re-entry waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 21, 2008.[2] He completed the season with 15 points in 59 games with the Lightning.

Unable to sign with an NHL team in the 2009 off-season, Pettinger returned to the Manitoba Moose, signing a professional try-out contract on October 14, 2009.[3] Before long, however, injuries to the Vancouver Canucks resulted in him re-signing with his former NHL club on November 2 to a one-year, two-way deal worth the league-minimum $500,000 at the NHL level. Seven games later, he was sent back to the Moose in expectation of forward Daniel Sedin's return from injury after clearing waivers on November 21.[4] On April 6, 2010 Pettinger was recalled by the Vancouver Canucks.[5] After 422 NHL regular seasons games, Pettinger finally made his post-season debut in playing a solitary game with the Canucks in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 15, 2010.[6]

On August 6, 2010, Pettinger left North America and signed a one-year contract with German team Kölner Haie of the DEL.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 U. of Denver WCHA 38 6 14 20 52
1999–00 U. of Denver WCHA 19 2 6 8 49
1999–00 Calgary Hitmen WHL 27 14 6 20 41 11 2 6 8 30
2000–01 Portland Pirates AHL 64 19 17 36 92 2 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 10 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 9 3 3 6 24
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 61 7 3 10 44
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 69 14 13 27 72 3 0 2 2 2
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 71 7 5 12 37
2004–05 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana SLO 8 2 5 7 41
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 71 20 18 38 39
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 64 16 16 32 22
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 56 2 5 7 25
2007–08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 4 2 6 11
2008–09 Manitoba Moose AHL 2 3 0 3 0
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 59 8 7 15 24
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 54 14 16 30 31
2009–10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 1 2 3 6 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Kölner Haie DEL 44 14 31 45 32 5 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 422 65 58 123 210 1 0 0 0 0
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 1999 Winnipeg
Bronze 2000 Umea

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WJC 2 1 0 1 2
2000 Canada WJC 7 4 0 4 4
2006 Canada WC 8 1 0 1 4
Junior int'l totals 9 5 0 5 6
Senior int'l totals 8 1 0 1 4

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