Draft Prospect - 2008
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Matthew Calvert
North American Skater
Brandon, WHL
Final Rank:  24 Midterm Rank:  45
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  5' 9" Weight:  164
Born:  December 24, 1989    
Birthplace:  Brandon, MB, CAN
Drafted:  CBJ (5th Round / 127th Overall) - Player Page
  • Named Brandon’s Hardest Working Player in 2007-08 after finishing second in team scoring and fourth overall in WHL Rookie scoring with 64 points (24-40--64). 
  • Was named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 9, 2008 after he posted three goals and six assists in four games for Brandon. 
  • Teamed up with Scott Glennie and Brayden Schenn to form a high scoring all-rookie line for most of the 2007-08 season.
  • Played for the Brandon Youth Hockey Association for 13 seasons and helped lead his Midget AAA team to the 2006-07 provincial championship title. He posted 28 goals and 55 assists on the season.
  • Began playing the game at the age of six, following in the footsteps of his two older brothers.
  • Patterns his game after Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis “because he is relatively the same size and plays a similar game”.
  • Credits his parents for having had the most influence on his career “because they allowed me to play and always supported me in every decision I’ve made”.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was winning the AAA Midget Championships because it showed him what it takes to win a championship.
  • The best advice he ever received came from his coach Cam Plante – “Don’t get too high on your highs and too low on your lows”.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Player: Martin St. Louis

Shootout move: “Pavel Datsyuk – backhand drag top-shelf”

Goal celebration: “one knee down, fist pump”

Practice Drill: “5 on 5 D-Zone”

Video Game: NHL 2008

Movie: Da Vinci Code

TV Show: Two and Half Men

Actor: Denzel Washington

Singer: Tim McGraw

Website: www.tsn.ca

Book: Hockey Tough by Saul Miller

Pump-up song: “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by the Scorpions

Food to cook: Pasta and grilled cheese

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Toy growing up: Mini sticks

Place to shop: American Eagle

Place to visit: Vancouver

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2006-2007
BRANDON MIDS
MMHL
46
33
68
101
66
2007-2008
BRANDON
WHL
72
24
40
64
53




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