Matt Moulson

Hometown:

Mississauga Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1983-11-01

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Buffalo, 2014

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • A

History

Matt Moulson played with the Guelph Dominators of the MWJHL before going to Cornell. He scored 56 goals and added 46 assists for 102 points in 42 games during his final season. His performance earned him Co-MVP honors that year.

Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 263th overall of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He did not come to terms with the Penguins and was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings at the conclusion of his college eligibility with Cornell University.

2006-07: Moulson spent the entire season with Manchester of the AHL, leading the team in goals (25) and points (57) in 77 games and proving to be one of the most reliable players on the squad.

2007-08: Moulson found great chemistry with Purcell and Gabe Gauthier in Manchester and translated the scoring success into playing time in Los Angeles.  Always a steady scorer, Moulson has exploded of sorts this season and found himself as an early call-up to Los Angeles where he showed the ability to score regularly from a third line role.  In his first taste of NHL action, Moulson provided a limited amount of secondary scoring early in the season before being returned to Manchester for good in February.  His .41 points per game average projects out to 34 points in a full season – respectable total for a NHL rookie contributor.

Talent Analysis

He’s a tremendously skilled player with hockey smarts to boot. Moulson’s also an excellent skater with very good speed. He’s blessed with great hands, and his passing ability is outstanding. He uses his 6’1/205 frame quite well. He’s strong and tough to move off of the puck.

In addition to his well-publicized offensive skills, Moulson is also a solid defensive player. He was utilized in Cornell’s penalty-killing situations and has done very well in breaking up plays, particularly in odd-man rush situations.

 

Future

Moulson was dealt by the Buffalo Sabres along with Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Torrey Mitchell and picks.