Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
Matt Calvert
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 12/24/1989
AGE: 25
DRAFTED: CBJ: 2008-127 overall

2008-09: Registered 28-39-67, 58 penalty minutes and was +10 in 58 games with Brandon (WHL)… Led the team in power play goals (12), was second in plus/minus rating, fourth (tied) in goals, third in assists and sixth in points… Named the Boston Pizza WHL Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 2-8 (4-6-10 in three games)… Scored his first career hat trick Feb. 7 vs. Edmonton… Added 9-8-17 and 22 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games… Led the club in playoff goals, while ranking second in plus/minus rating (+11) and third in points and penalty minutes (tied)…

2007-08: Collected 24-40-64, 48 penalty minutes and was +26 in 72 games with Brandon (WHL)… Led the club in plus/minus rating, while ranking second in goals, assists and points… Led the team and ranked seventh (tied) in the WHL in shorthanded goals (3)… Ranked fourth among WHL rookies in points… Had three power play goals… Added 1-2-3 and two penalty minutes in six playoff games.

2009-10: Recorded 47-52-99, 70 penalty minutes and was +47 in 68 games with Brandon (WHL)… Led the league in shorthanded goals (9), and ranked second in game-winning goals (10), third (tied) in goals, and fourth (tied) in points… Led the team in goals, points (tied), plus/minus rating and shorthanded goals, and ranked second in power play goals (10), and fourth in the assists… Registered 28 multi-point games… Collected 5-6-11 in three games to earn CHL Player of the Week honors for Nov. 9-15... Recorded his first hat trick Dec. 9 at Saskatoon, including a shorthanded goal… Notched 8-12-20 during a 14-game point streak Jan. 22-Feb. 20… Posted 3-2-5 Mar. 12 at Regina… Tallied 7-9-16 in last six regular season games to end the regular season on a seven-game point streak and earn HUSKY WHL Player of the Month honors for March… Added 9-7-16 and 15 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games… Ranked first among Brandon skaters in playoff goals and second in points… Tallied three shorthanded goals for his third hat trick of the season Apr. 20 vs. Calgary… Scored the Wheat Kings’ lone goal in a 9-1 loss to the Windsor Spitfires in the Memorial Cup Championship Game… Named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team.