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Matt Donovan

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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Donovan spent much of last season as a healthy scratch with the Islanders, appearing in just 12 games before signing a two-way contract with the Sabres in the summer. The former University of Denver standout is a puck-moving defenseman with power play skills, but lacks the s...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 5/9/1990   BORN: Edmond, Oklahoma   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #96 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year, $825,000 contract with the Sabres in July 2015.

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Donovan cleared waivers on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reports.

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Matt Donovan NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 21 NHL NYI 3 0 0 0 -3 0 6 0.0 0 0 18:34 0 0 0 1:07 3 4
2013-14 23 NHL NYI 52 2 14 16 -9 26 86 2.3 0 0 18:04 1 5 6 1:39 68 72
2013-14 23 AHL BRI 27 7 14 21 11 25 0 4
2014-15 24 NHL NYI 12 0 3 3 4 0 12 0.0 0 0 17:34 0 0 0 1:13 22 16
2015-16 25 AHL ROC 45 7 10 17 -16 44 0 4

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Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 18:04 1:39
2014-15 17:34 1:13

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Matt Donovan
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 6 @BOS Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 4 BOS Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 3 @MON Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 26 @OTT Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 25 @NYR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 22 DET Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 20 @COL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 18 @ARI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 16 WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 15 BOS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 12 @MIN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 10 @WPG Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 8 @CHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 5 FLA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 2 DET Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 31 NYI Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 30 @WAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 28 WAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 26 @BOS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 19 CHI Did Not Play
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2015-12Dec 17 ANA Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 15 NJD Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 14 @DET Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 12 LOS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 10 @CGY Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 7 @VAN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 6 @EDM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 4 ARI Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 1 @DET Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 28 @NAS Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 27 CAR Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 25 NAS Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 23 STL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 21 @DAL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 19 @STL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 17 DAL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 14 SAN Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 12 @FLA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 10 @TAM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 7 VAN Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 5 TAM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 1 @NYI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 30 PHI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 29 @PIT Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 27 @PHI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 24 NJD Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 23 MON Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 21 TOR Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 17 @TAM Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 15 @FLA Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 12 CLM Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 10 TAM Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 8 OTT Did Not Play

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

Donovan was placed on waivers Tuesday, reports Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman.

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The Sabres signed Donovan to a one-year, $825,000 contract Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.

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Donovan will reenter the Isles' lineup Thursday against the Blues, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

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Donovan accepted his qualifying offer from the Islanders on Tuesday.

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Donovan was given a qualifying offer by the Islanders on Tuesday, according to Islanders Point Blank.

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Donovan scored one of the Isles' goals, assisted on the other and went plus-2 during Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss in Tampa.

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Donovan was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday.

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Donovan was sent back to AHL Bridgeport on Saturday, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

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Donovan was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Tuesday.

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Donovan was sent down to AHL Bridgeport on Monday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Donovan was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Thursday.

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The Islanders sent Donovan to AHL Bridgeport on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Donovan finally cracked the Isles lineup last season and performed admirably but with two goals and 16 points in 52 games he is unlikely to see anything more than bottom-pair minutes. The Islanders are a work in progress when it comes to defense but Donovan will still need to prove himself in training camp to ensure his spot with the team.

2013-14

Donovan is the closest of the Islanders' defensive prospects to being ready to make the team. That being said, with all of the signings, the Islanders might have room to carry one or two prospects. If the Islanders feel he won't get the necessary minutes to continue to improve at the NHL level, they may feel it is best for his future that he continue in the AHL, even though he doesn't really have anything to prove at Bridgeport.

2012-13

Donovan could be ready to play with the Isles full-time if he has a strong training camp. He has the size and vision to play at the NHL level, and certainly possesses an offensive upsdie, posting 45 points in 72 games with Bridgeport in the AHL last year. With Donovan, it's just a question of whehter or not he needs more seasoning. Donovan eventually will be a top four defenseman for the Islanders.

2011-12

Donovan has a future with the Islanders as a puck-moving defenseman. He will begin his first full season in the AHL this October and could find himself in the mix for a spot on the blue line as early as the second half of this season, or October of 2012.