Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | August 16, 2011

Man of the Day 8/16: Matt Moulson

Matthew Keith Moulson

Born November 1, 1983 (age 27) in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Left winger for the New York Islanders

We showcased the Staal brothers, so let’s now showcase two guys who are brothers by marriage, starting with Matt.

He started out in Mississauga, playing for both it’s AA and AAA midget and junior teams before moving on to the Guelph Dominators of the Midwestern Ontario Junior B League in 2001. He moved on to play for Cornell’s hockey team the next year – he was captain in his senior year – and was drafted 263rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL Draft. After he graduated in 2006, he became a free agent and signed an entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings. He spent a year with their AHL team, the Manchester Monarchs, before being called up to the Kings for the 2007-08 season. Not only did he make his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks on November2, 2007, but he scored his first goal that night!

Trying to give the slip to John Carlson.

Matt spent another year with the Kings before signing a one-year contract with the New York Islanders in 2009. He proved himself well enough in preseason that he was added to the roster on a line alongside John Tavares. His first year with the Isles was pretty good for Matt – he scored his first natural hat trick that December against the Atlanta Thrashers. In June 2010, just before his arbitration hearing was to start, he signed another one-year contract with the Isles. This past January, he signed an extension that will keep him on Long Island for another three years.

Matt’s wife Alicia has a sister Jaclyn, who is also married to a hockey player. Just who is Matt’s brother in law? Tune in tomorrow to find out!

Hope he's as good at bowling as he is at hockey.

– Krista

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