Matthew Corrente
Defense
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 3.17.88 Mississauga, Ontario
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes, 7.10.13
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Corrente had been regarded as the top defensive prospect in the Devils' organization for his first few pro seasons. He was
a stay-at-home defenseman that was very aggressive and loved to hit. However, he was no slug when it came to playing
offense, as he also had the speed, the passing skill, and a rocket of a shot from the point.

But what's all this talk about being undersized, Hockey's Future? In hockey, 6-0, 200 is anything but undersized, and he
used all of it to his advantage.

He had been a pro since the 08-09 season after 4 seasons in the OHL. He was sent to Lowell at the conclusion of training
camp and had a good season with the baby Devs, scoring 18 points and tallying 161 PIMs.

Despite a good showing in camp the following year, he was sent to Lowell again, but it was believed that he would get a
shot at the big club anyway at some point. With injuries, that "some point" became November. He practiced with the
Devils a couple weeks before making his debut against the Dallas Stars. He was put at right wing, though, which was,
according to him, the first time he played there since he was 15.

He had no complaints, though. He just went where he was needed.

There was no question that he plays with heart, but I feel that he hadn't raised his game enough to make a permanent
stay in the NHL. And sure enough, since his departure (at least up until the 15-16 season), he's been playing in the A.
In the aforementioned season, he played for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.
Entry Draft: 2006 First Round Pick (30th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2009-10
NJ
2
0
0
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
2
0
0
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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2009-10
2010-11
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2009-10
NJ
12
0
0
0
0
24
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2010-11
NJ
22
0
6
6
-5
44
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
34
0
6
6
-5
68
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0