MATT IRWIN NEWS

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...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Brad Marchand Ruled Out With Concussion; Matt Irwin Waived

The Boston Bruins will be without one of their top-line wingers for Monday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brad Marchand suffered a concussion Saturday night during a collision with Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise, head coach Claude Julien told reporters after Sunday’s Bruins practice. Marchand won’t play against the Lightning, and Julien offered no timetable...
Via NESN.com
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Canadiens

The Boston Bruins will look to rebound from their humbling opening-night loss Saturday as they welcome the Montreal Canadiens to TD Garden. A lineup change is expected for the Bruins, as Colin Miller likely will replace Zach Trotman on Boston’s third defensive pairing. The pairing of Trotman and Matt Irwin struggled mightily in Thursday’s 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Irwin...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Strayed From Two-Way Mindset After Strong First Period Vs. Jets

BOSTON — To say the Bruins’ 2015-16 season got off to a less-than-ideal start wouldn’t exactly be accurate. Losing a game 6-2 can’t be viewed as a positive outcome no matter how black-and-gold-tinted your goggles are, but if you focus solely on the first 20 minutes of Thursday night’s regular-season opener, you’ll find plenty of positives to take away. Against the...
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins at a glance

BOSTON BRUINS LAST SEASON: 41-27-14, 96 points. Fifth in Atlantic Division. Missed playoffs for first time since 2007. COACH: Claude Julien (ninth season, 13th NHL season). ADDED: F Jimmy Hayes, D Matt Irwin, F Matt Beleskey LOST: D Dougie Hamilton, F Milan Lucic, F Daniel Paille, F Carl Soderberg, GM Peter Chiarelli. PLAYER TO WATCH: Zdeno Chara. The 38-year-old defenseman is coming...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Bruins violate CBA by not playing enough veterans in preseason game?

Are the Boston Bruins taking a page out of the New England Patriots book by bending obscure rules? According to New York Post writer Larry Brooks, the Bruins violated a CBA rule in Wednesday's game against the Rangers regarding the minimum number of veteran players teams must have in preseason lineups.The rule is as follows: The Bruins had seven players on the roster Wednesday who...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks (Last Season: 40-33-9, 89 points)Coach: Peter DeBoer (217-200-77, 8th season, 1st with Sharks)Key Additions: Joel Ward, Paul Martin, Martin JonesKey Departures: Antti Niemi, Scott Hannan, Matt IrwinKey Player: Logan CoutureWhile Joe Thornton has endured a rocky few seasons in San Jose, Couture is on the ascendancy. The 26-year-old hit career highs in shots, assists...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 01, 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...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: ‘Lot Of Good Things’ For Boston In Preseason-Opening Win

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Boston Bruins began their exhibition slate on a positive note Sunday night, shaking off a sluggish start to knock off the New Jersey Devils in the preseason opener for both teams. Head coach Claude Julien clearly thought highly of his team’s performance, commending no fewer than a dozen players in his postgame meeting with reporters. “There were a lot...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Wrap: Matt Irwin Scores Twice As B’s Drop Devils In Preseason Opener

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Matt Irwin made quite the first impression on his new employer Sunday night. The veteran defenseman scored twice on the power play as the Boston Bruins won their preseason opener 2-0 over New Jersey Devils at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. FIRST PERIOD Neither team found the back of the net in the opening 20 minutes, as Jonas Gustavsson and New Jersey’s Keith...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins hoping personnel changes lead to growth

The Boston Bruins finally gave their team the shake-up that management threatened for years. Gone are Milan Lucic, Dougie Hamilton, Gregory Campbell and Carl Soderberg. Instead, there's Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, Zac Rinaldo and Matt Irwin. While Bruins GM Don Sweeney did keep some of the team's core players such as Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, Sweeney...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins are still talking with free agent defensemen

The Boston Bruins may not be finished adjusting their defense. The club is reportedly in conversations with several free agent defensemen, but ultimately it will all come down to finances. Via Mass Live, the Bruins may have missed out on Johnny Oduya, but they’re still speaking with other options. Those options haven’t been specifically named, but the report speculates the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins are still talking with free agent defensemen

The Boston Bruins may not be finished adjusting their defense. The club is reportedly in conversations with several free agent defensemen, but ultimately it will all come down to finances. Via Mass Live, the Bruins may have missed out on Johnny Oduya, but they’re still speaking with other options. Those options haven’t been specifically named, but the report speculates the...
Via Bloguin Best
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Boston Bruins Might Not Be Done Adding Free Agents

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins’ opening-night roster might still look significantly different from the one you see July 17. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Friday the door remains open for the team to add additional free agents before the 2015-16 regular season begins this October. “There are still players out there that may fit,” Sweeney said after the...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via AP on Fox
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. 
Via CLNS Radio
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....
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing Sharks’ Pending UFA’s

With the Sharks now fully invested in general manager Doug Wilson’s team rebuild, and owner Hasso Plattner essentially voicing his confidence in the executive, the team is now tasked for what’s ahead of them. Besides the draft and finding a new coach, this of course includes the re-signing of free agents and signing of possible new free agents. The Sharks list of free agents...
Via BaySportsNet
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Burns scores winner in shootout to lift Sharks past Flyers

  The San Jose Sharks kept losing defensemen while continuing to stop the Flyers. Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead San Jose to a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday. San Jose lost defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic in the first period due to a lower-body injury and finished the game with just four blue...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Burns scores winner in SO to lift Sharks past Flyers, 3-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored and Jakub Voracek had a pair of assists for the Flyers, who fell to 3-10 in shootouts this season. Voracek upped his total to 76 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Burns scores winner in SO to lift Sharks past Flyers, 3-2 (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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