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Matt Cooke

36-Year-Old Left Wing – Free Agent

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There was no outlook written for Matt Cooke in 2014-15. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 216   DOB: 9/7/1978   BORN: Belleville, Ontario   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #144 Overall in 1997   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Cooke Contract Information:

Granted unconditional release by the Wild and became an unrestricted free agent in June 2015.

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Cooke cleared waivers Friday and will be granted his unconditional release, making him a free agent, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Matt Cooke NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 27 45 8 10 18 -8 71 67 11.9 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 28 81 10 20 30 0 64 133 7.5 3 0 1 0 1
2007-08 29 78 10 13 23 1 91 86 11.6 1 1 0 0 0
2008-09 30 76 13 18 31 0 101 86 15.1 1 0 14:13 0 0 0 0:29 262 37
2009-10 31 79 15 15 30 17 106 105 14.3 1 0 14:47 2 1 3 0:56 183 54
2010-11 32 NHL PIT 67 12 18 30 14 129 95 12.6 2 3 15:38 0 0 0 0:48 192 39
2011-12 33 NHL PIT 82 19 19 38 5 44 147 12.9 4 2 15:41 1 5 6 1:17 160 41
2012-13 34 NHL PIT 48 8 13 21 -2 36 61 13.1 1 0 14:43 0 0 0 0:06 97 41
2013-14 35 NHL MIN 82 10 18 28 8 54 104 9.6 3 1 15:24 0 2 2 0:04 190 61
2014-15 36 NHL MIN 29 4 6 10 0 13 24 16.7 0 0 12:36 0 0 0 0:04 39 22
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Matt Cooke – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

12:36

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matt Cooke was on the ice for 12:36.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matt Cooke was on the ice for 0:04 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 14:43 0:06
2013-14 15:24 0:04
2014-15 12:36 0:04

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Matt Cooke 2014-15 NHL Game Log

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Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI

Matt Cooke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Wild placed Cooke on unconditional waivers Thursday, which indicates they will likely buy out the final year of his contract, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

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Cooke replaced Sean Bergenheim in Friday's Game 5 win over St. Louis and had two shots on goal and four hits in 10:30 of ice time.

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Cooke is slated to be among the Wild's lineup scratches Monday against Blues, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Cooke will suit up on Saturday for Game 2 of the Wild's first-round playoff matchup with St. Louis, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Cooke (undisclosed) won't play in Game 2 of the Wild's first-round playoff matchup with St. Louis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Cooke (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Thursday's Game 1 against the Blues, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Cooke missed Tuesday's practice due to what was described as "discomfort," Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Cooke (sports hernia) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Predators.

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Cooke (sports hernia) will not play Tuesday against the Blackhawks.

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Cooke (sports hernia) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.

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Cooke (sports hernia) may be ready to play as soon as next Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Cooke (sports hernia) participated in the three-on-three work during Monday's practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

There was no outlook written for Matt Cooke.

2013-14

Cooke has changed his game the last two seasons as the former headhunter and overall dirty player has taken just two major penalties and had just 36 total penalty minutes last season. While the major penalties may be in the past, Cooke still provides plenty of hits (just over two per game last season) and brings a toughness that the Wild perceived they lacked in 2012-13. However, he may have a lower profile on the Wild (he'll likely play on the third line) and will likely see fewer chances on offense with the move away from Pittsburgh.

2012-13

After sitting out a 20-game suspension to end to 2010-11 season, Cooke shocked many in the hockey world with his reformed style of play last year. The 34-year-old winger managed to stay in control of emotions and nearly scored as many points (38) as he accumulated PIMs (44). Cooke set a career high in goals with 19, but it would be unwise to bank on the feisty forward reaching that number once more -- it's unlikely (though not impossible) he'll line up next to Sidney Crosby again. He will provide his fair share of hits, however. Cooke registered 160 hits to rank near the top of the team. It would be a mistake to reach for him, but he's worth plugging into lineups for a week or two when injuries strike.

2011-12

Cooke served a suspension near the end of the most recent regular season that cost him a chance to contribute in the postseason, as well. However, Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero stated in the summer that the team will welcome back the controversial winger. When he's on his game, Cooke serves as a serviceable fantasy winger with an ability to score 10-15 goals, compile 100-plus penalty minutes and ring up the hits -- he had 192 in 67 games in 2010-11. The NHL has seemingly made Cooke the poster boy for questionable hits and there's a good chance he'll serve another suspension in the upcoming campaign. When he's on the ice, though, he contributes with short-handed points (he had three shorties and six points total) and penalty minutes. As a result, Cooke represents decent late-draft value as a third-liner on an expected line with Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy.

2010-11

The Pens rewarded Cooke with a three-year, $5.4 million deal in the offseason after the feisty forward scored 15 goals and 30 points for Pittsburgh in 2009-10. Cooke collected 106 penalty minutes as his aggressiveness and on-the-edge style of play earned him 183 registered hits – 21st among NHL forwards. Surprisingly, Cooke’s high hit on Bruins forward Marc Savard neither drew a penalty nor a suspension, though the league went on to adopt strict rules against head-hunting starting in 2010-11. Cooke also helped fantasy teams out with a plus-17 rating, which was the second-highest mark on the team. He also tried camping out in front of the net on power plays, but the result was just two goals and an assist. Make no mistake: fantasy poolies can expect 30 points and 100 PIMs from Cooke in a healthy season – anything more is gravy.

2009-10

Fans were flummoxed when Pittsburgh let Jarkko Ruutu walk prior to last season and instead chose to sign Cooke as his replacement. One Stanley Cup later, few murmurs can be heard about the decision to go with Cooke. A third-line grinder, Cooke can be counted on to provide somewhere around 10 goals and 100 PIM. From a fantasy perspective, Cooke's greatest value comes in the "hits" category, where the winger compiled 262 hits, fifth most in the NHL.

2008-09

Cooke was brought in by the Pens to help offset the loss of agitator Jarkko Ruutu. Cooke will likely toil on a grind line, but with the top six in need of a couple skaters, there's always a chance Cooke could find himself next to Sidney for a game or a week at a time. Still, he's reached the 40-point mark only once in nine NHL seasons.

2007-08

Cooke was more himself as the season wore on, but the slow start soured fantasy owners early on. His game is one that thrives on the chaos he stirs on the ice. He was injured off and on throughout the 2006-07 season, which accounted for his less than stellar play. Even in top form, Cooke is only worth a roster spot in deep leagues.

2006-07

Cooke has the role of agitator on the Canucks and he plays it well. He will contribute PIMs, as well as find the score sheet. His value is excellent to those in leagues with more than just offensive points. This year he could have a larger role in the offense too.

2005-06

Cooke plays an aggressive, scrappy style. He plays both ends of the rink well, but lacks true offensive abilities. That being said, he is still capable of chipping in about 15 goals and 40 points a season.