Bruins' Irwin experiment ends on waivers, Chara set for return

It looks like Zdeno Chara could be preparing for his season debut after the Bruins made a defense-oriented roster move on Sunday. Boston placed defenseman Matt Irwin on waivers, which he cleared by Monday's noon deadline. Irwin will be sent down to the AHL, meaning the Bruins now have space on the roster for an additional defenseman. That defenseman could very well be Zdeno Chara...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New Bruin Irwin begins campaign to prove defensive doubters wrong

The Bruins' defense is a squadron full of doubts. The team traded the defenseman of the future, Dougie Hamilton, before the NHL Draft and never acquired a high-quality blue-liner with which to replace him.Instead, the Bruins resigned Adam McQuaid and picked up a relative no-name, defenseman Matt Irwin, who some believe won't be more than a seventh defenseman. But Irwin seems set...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Irwin Could Be Underrated Signing For Boston Bruins Blue Line

BOSTON — Matt Irwin was an under-the-radar signing for the Bruins over the summer, but he could end up playing a key role on the team’s blue line this upcoming season. “I’m looking to play every game,” Irwin said after Saturday’s training camp practice at TD Garden. “That’s my goal. I think I can bring a lot to this team. There’s competition and there’s opportunity...
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New Bruins Defenseman Matt Irwin Stepping Into Familiar Setting With Boston

BOSTON — As the media descended on Matt Irwin on the first day of Bruins training camp, the 27-year-old defenseman chuckled. “I’ve never seen this many (reporters) in San Jose,” he said. But while the Bruins do play under a more intense media microscope than that of Irwin’s former team, the Sharks, the setting the new B’s blueliner is entering is in many ways a familiar...
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins could set bar too high for new D-man Irwin

The Boston Bruins' current options on defense look a bit thin considering many of their blue-liners seem to be third-pairing talent. But one question mark will be Matt Irwin, the newly acquired 27-year-old defenseman who is about to enter his fourth season in the league. Since Irwin is still relatively inexperienced at the NHL level, there is a chance he could develop into a higher...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Blue Line Projections After Signing Of Defenseman Matt Irwin

The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract last week, which added another body to an already crowded blue line. The 27-year-old veteran tallied 19 points in 53 games for the San Jose Sharks last season. Irwin also has been a pretty good possession player with an even-strength Corsi-for percentage above 50 in each of his three NHL seasons. That said, he’s...
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins sign D Matt Irwin to 1-year deal

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract worth $800,000. The 27-year-old Irwin had eight goals and 11 assists in 53 games for the Sharks last season, his third in San Jose. He spent four seasons with the Worcester Sharks of the AHL, scoring 22 goals with 66 assists. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, native played...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Ink Irwin To One-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman, Matt Irwin, to a one-year $800,000 deal. 
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Defenseman Matt Irwin To One-Year, $800K Contract

The Boston Bruins bolstered their blue line Friday. The Bruins announced they’ve signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract worth $800,000. Irwin, who played his college hockey at UMass-Amherst, has spent his entire three-season NHL career with the San Jose Sharks. Irwin, 27, appeared in 53 games with the Sharks last season, scoring eight goals and adding 11 assists....
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks need shootout to overcome Ovechkin's pair for Capitals

  Matt Irwin and John Scott were unlikely goal-scorers, and the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak or two Tuesday night before coming away with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals. The Sharks led 3-0 in the first period, 4-1 in the second, and 5-3 late in the third before Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored 1:16 apart to tie the...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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