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Matt Donovan

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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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Matt Donovan Contract Information:

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

October 14, 2015  –  Matt Donovan News

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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 73 8 23 31 -23 61 0 5

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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

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Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

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Short-Handed Time On Ice in 2015-16

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Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 18:04 1:39 0:47
2014-15 17:34 1:13 0:17

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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
Apr 9 @NYI Did Not Play
Apr 8 CLM Did Not Play
Apr 5 @NJD Did Not Play
Apr 2 @NYR Did Not Play
Mar 31 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 29 @PIT Did Not Play
Mar 28 @DET Did Not Play
Mar 26 WPG Did Not Play
Mar 22 @CAR Did Not Play
Mar 19 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 18 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 16 MON Did Not Play
Mar 12 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 10 @MON Did Not Play
Mar 8 NYR Did Not Play
Mar 7 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 5 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 3 CGY Did Not Play
Mar 1 EDM Did Not Play
Feb 27 @LOS Did Not Play
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Feb 26 @SAN Did Not Play
Feb 24 @ANA Did Not Play
Feb 21 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 19 @CLM Did Not Play
Feb 16 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 14 COL Did Not Play
Feb 12 MON Did Not Play
Feb 11 @PHI Did Not Play
Feb 9 FLA Did Not Play
Feb 6 @BOS Did Not Play
Feb 4 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 3 @MON Did Not Play
Jan 26 @OTT Did Not Play
Jan 25 @NYR Did Not Play
Jan 22 DET Did Not Play
Jan 20 @COL Did Not Play
Jan 18 @ARI Did Not Play
Jan 16 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 15 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 12 @MIN Did Not Play
Jan 10 @WPG Did Not Play
Jan 8 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 5 FLA Did Not Play
Jan 2 DET Did Not Play
Dec 31 NYI Did Not Play
Dec 30 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 28 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 26 @BOS Did Not Play
Dec 19 CHI Did Not Play
Dec 17 ANA Did Not Play
Dec 15 NJD Did Not Play
Dec 14 @DET Did Not Play
Dec 12 LOS Did Not Play
Dec 10 @CGY Did Not Play
Dec 7 @VAN Did Not Play
Dec 6 @EDM Did Not Play
Dec 4 ARI Did Not Play
Dec 1 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 28 @NAS Did Not Play
Nov 27 CAR Did Not Play
Nov 25 NAS Did Not Play
Nov 23 STL Did Not Play
Nov 21 @DAL Did Not Play
Nov 19 @STL Did Not Play
Nov 17 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 14 SAN Did Not Play
Nov 12 @FLA Did Not Play
Nov 10 @TAM Did Not Play
Nov 7 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 5 TAM Did Not Play
Nov 1 @NYI Did Not Play
Oct 30 PHI Did Not Play
Oct 29 @PIT Did Not Play
Oct 27 @PHI Did Not Play
Oct 24 NJD Did Not Play
Oct 23 MON Did Not Play
Oct 21 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 17 @TAM Did Not Play
Oct 15 @FLA Did Not Play
Oct 12 CLM Did Not Play
Oct 10 TAM Did Not Play
Oct 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.