Nieto, Matt #83 (LW)  - Colorado Avalanche - NHL 2017/18 Regular
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 190 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: Nov. 5, 1992
Age: 25
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Salary: $1.000M
Cap Hit: $1.000M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 2
Draft Pick: 47
Draft Year: 2011
Rookie Year: 2013
Draft Team: SJ

Statistics - NHL 2017/18 Regular

Split GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
Actual 50 8 10 8 18 0 14 0 0 1 0 1 54 18 37 18.5 0.36
Projected 71 11 14 11 25 0 20 0 0 1 0 1 76 25 52 18.5 0.36

Date News Advice
Feb. 18, 2018 Matt Nieto had 12:44 of ice time in the Avalanche's 4-2 loss to the Oilers on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 16, 2018 Matt Nieto had 14:12 of ice time in the Avalanche's 6-1 loss to the Jets on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 14, 2018 Matt Nieto had 19:09 of ice time in the Avalanche's 2-0 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 11, 2018 Matt Nieto scored one goal in 16:05 of ice time in the Avalanche's 5-4 win over the Sabres on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Nieto now has 10 goals on the season. None
Feb. 10, 2018 Matt Nieto had 14:40 of ice time in the Avalanche's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Matt Nieto had 12:27 of ice time in the Avalanche's 6-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Matt Nieto had 17:39 of ice time in the Avalanche's 3-1 win over the Sharks on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Matt Nieto had 17:55 of ice time in the Avalanche's 3-0 loss to the Jets on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Matt Nieto had 17:22 of ice time in the Avalanche's 4-3 overtime win over the Oilers on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 23, 2018 Matt Nieto had 14:05 of ice time in the Avalanche's 4-2 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Jan. 22, 2018 Matt Nieto had 17:06 of ice time in the Avalanche's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Jan. 20, 2018 Matt Nieto had 16:25 of ice time in the Avalanche's 3-1 win over the Rangers on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 19, 2018 Matt Nieto tallied one goal and one assist in 14:29 of ice time in the Avalanche's 5-3 win over the Sharks on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Nieto now has nine goals and eight assists on the season. None
Jan. 15, 2018 Matt Nieto scored one goal in 15:58 of ice time in the Avalanche's 3-1 win over the Ducks on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Nieto now has eight goals on the season. Four of those eight goals have come in Nieto's last nine games.
Jan. 14, 2018 Matt Nieto had 15:39 of ice time in the Avalanche's 4-1 win over the Stars on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. None
Jan. 7, 2018 Matt Nieto had 16:17 of ice time in the Avalanche's 7-2 win over the Wild on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 4, 2018 Matt Nieto scored one goal in 15:11 of ice time in the Avalanche's 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Nieto now has seven goals on the season. Nieto has now lit the lamp in three of his last six games, though that's a pace he's not likely to sustain for long. The 25-year-old is still well on the way to surpassing his career high of 10 goals set with the Sharks in 2013-14 and again in 2014-15.
Jan. 3, 2018 Matt Nieto had 15:18 of ice time in the Avalanche's 3-2 overtime win over the Jets on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 1, 2018 Matt Nieto scored one goal in 13:57 of ice time in the Avalanche's 6-1 win over the Islanders on Sunday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Nieto now has six goals on the season. None
Dec. 30, 2017 Matt Nieto had 15:18 of ice time in the Avalanche's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 28, 2017 Matt Nieto had 13:28 of ice time in the Avalanche's 3-1 loss to the Coyotes on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 24, 2017 Matt Nieto tallied one goal and one assist in 13:00 of ice time in the Avalanche's 6-2 win over the Coyotes on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Nieto now has five goals and seven assists on the season. Nieto has stepped up a bit recently with two goals and five assists in his last eight games.
Oct. 25, 2017 Nieto capped off his first career hat trick on an empty-netter in the closing seconds as the banged-up Colorado Avalanche ended a three-game skid with a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. He did not have a point in his first three games of the season.
Feb. 8, 2017 Nieto took a shot off his right leg late in Tuesday's game and did not return. Nieto had an X-ray done, but coach Jared Bednar said after the game there was no update on his condition.
Feb. 4, 2017 Nieto helped the Avalanche to Saturday's 5-2 win over Winnipeg with his first two-goal game in nearly two years. Claimed off waivers from San Jose last month, Nieto has been capitalizing on an increased opportunity with the rebuilding Avs. The 24-year-old now has four goals in 11 games while playing a top-six role with his new club.
Jan. 6, 2017 Nieto made his Avalanche debut Friday against the Islanders and missed the first penalty shot of his career. Nieto was claimed by Colorado one day after he was waived by San Jose. He has no goals and two assists in 17 games this season.
July 18, 2016 The Sharks signed Nieto to a one-year contract Monday. The 23-year-old Nieto was a restricted free agent, whose rights were retained by San Jose last month. Nieto had eight goals and nine assists in 67 games while also playing a penalty-killing role last season. He also had a goal and two assists in 16 playoff games, while missing eight with an upper body injury.
May 12, 2016 Nieto has an undisclosed injury. His status for the Western Conference championship series is unclear.
March 18, 2016 The San Jose Mercury News has reported that Nieto has a fractured knuckle on his right index finger. The forward is expected to miss the next three to four weeks, putting him out until the playoffs.
Feb. 17, 2016 Nieto and Joel Ward each had a goal and an assist as the Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Tuesday night. Nieto had one point in his previous 10 games.
Dec. 6, 2014 Nieto is on injured reserve with an ankle injury. His return is unclear.
Feb. 4, 2014 Nieto had his first two-goal game Monday night in San Jose's 5-2 loss to visiting Philadelphia. It was the third career multipoint performance for the rookie forward. He had one goal and two assists in his third NHL game, a 9-2 rout of the New York Rangers on Oct. 8. Nieto has six goals and nine assists in 45 games this season.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Feb. 7, 2017 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Nieto took a shot off his right leg late in Tuesday's game and did not return.
May 12, 2016 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Nieto has an undisclosed injury.
March 18, 2016 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day The San Jose Mercury News has reported that Nieto has a fractured knuckle on his right index finger.
Dec. 6, 2014 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Nieto is on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

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Date Opponent State Season
Feb 20 2018 22:00 EST at VAN Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 22 2018 21:00 EST at EDM Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 24 2018 16:00 EST at CGY Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 26 2018 21:00 EST VAN Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 28 2018 21:30 EST CGY Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 2 2018 21:00 EST MIN Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 4 2018 15:00 EST NAS Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 6 2018 20:30 EST at CHI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 8 2018 19:00 EST at CBJ Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 10 2018 15:00 EST ARI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 13 2018 20:30 EDT at MIN Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 15 2018 20:00 EDT at STL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 16 2018 21:00 EDT NAS Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 18 2018 15:00 EDT DET Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 20 2018 20:30 EDT at CHI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 22 2018 21:00 EDT LA Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 24 2018 15:00 EDT VGK Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 26 2018 22:00 EDT at VGK Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 28 2018 22:00 EDT PHI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 30 2018 21:00 EDT CHI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
Feb 18 2018 15:00 EST EDM L 2-4 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 12:43
Feb 16 2018 20:00 EST at WPG L 1-6 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14:11
Feb 14 2018 21:30 EST MTL W 2-0 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19:08
Feb 11 2018 19:00 EST at BUF W 5-4 Final 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 25.0 16:04
Feb 10 2018 20:00 EST at CAR L 1-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 14:39
Feb 8 2018 20:00 EST at STL L 1-6 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12:26
Feb 6 2018 21:00 EST SJ W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 17:38
Feb 3 2018 19:00 EST at WPG L 0-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 17:55
Feb 1 2018 21:00 EST at EDM W 4-3 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0 17:22
Jan 25 2018 20:00 EST at STL L 1-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 15:31
Jan 23 2018 19:30 EST at MTL L 2-4 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.0 14:05
Jan 22 2018 19:00 EST at TOR W 4-2 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 17:06
Jan 20 2018 15:00 EST NYR W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 16:25
Jan 18 2018 21:00 EST SJ W 5-3 Final 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 50.0 14:28
Jan 15 2018 15:00 EST ANA W 3-1 Final 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 50.0 15:58
Jan 13 2018 21:00 EST at DAL W 4-1 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15:39
Jan 6 2018 21:00 EST MIN W 7-2 Final 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0.0 16:17
Jan 4 2018 21:00 EST CBJ W 2-0 Final 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 50.0 15:11
Jan 2 2018 21:00 EST WPG W 3-2 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15:18
Dec 31 2017 20:00 EST NYI W 6-1 Final 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 20.0 13:56
Dec 29 2017 21:00 EST TOR W 4-3 F/OT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15:18
Dec 27 2017 21:00 EST ARI L 1-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13:28
Dec 23 2017 20:00 EST at ARI W 6-2 Final 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.0 13:00
Dec 21 2017 22:30 EST at LA L 1-2 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 15:46
Dec 18 2017 21:00 EST PIT W 4-2 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14:18
Dec 16 2017 21:00 EST TB L 5-6 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 12:07
Dec 14 2017 21:00 EST FLA W 2-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 16:37
Dec 12 2017 19:00 EST at WAS L 2-5 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11:50
Dec 11 2017 19:00 EST at PIT W 2-1 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0 15:46
Dec 9 2017 19:00 EST at FLA W 7-3 Final 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 50.0 14:16
Dec 7 2017 19:30 EST at TB L 2-5 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14:15
Dec 5 2017 21:00 EST BUF L 2-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0 11:43
Dec 3 2017 20:00 EST DAL L 2-7 Final 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 14:20
Dec 1 2017 21:00 EST NJ L 1-2 Final 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 13:07
Nov 29 2017 21:30 EST WPG W 3-2 F/OT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0.0 14:52
Nov 25 2017 22:00 EST CGY L 2-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11:39
Nov 24 2017 16:00 EST at MIN L 2-3 F/SO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 13:39
Nov 22 2017 21:00 EST DAL W 3-0 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14:13
Nov 19 2017 18:00 EST at DET W 4-3 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0.0 14:33
Nov 18 2017 20:00 EST at NAS L 2-5 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 13:43
Nov 16 2017 21:00 EST WAS W 6-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 14:24
Nov 11 2017 13:00 EST at OTT L 3-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13:56
Nov 10 2017 14:00 EST OTT L 3-4 F/OT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 15:01
Nov 2 2017 21:00 EDT CAR W 5-3 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 15:03
Oct 28 2017 21:00 EDT CHI W 6-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14:50
Oct 27 2017 18:00 EDT at VGK L 0-7 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17:45
Oct 24 2017 21:00 EDT DAL W 5-3 Final 3 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 100.0 15:05
Oct 14 2017 20:00 EDT at DAL L 1-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11:56
Oct 13 2017 21:00 EDT ANA W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12:52
Oct 5 2017 19:00 EDT at NYR W 4-2 Final 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10:18
Date Game Date Location Result Property From To
Dec 11 2017 15:28 EST Dec 9 2017 19:00 EST at FLA W 7-3 assists 1 2
Dec 11 2017 12:33 EST Dec 9 2017 19:00 EST at FLA W 7-3 assists 2 1
Date Key Old Value New Value
2018-02-14 analysis Nieto reportedly sustained his mystery ailment following Tuesday's practice. If the 25-year-old winger is unable to go, the recently recalled Rocco Grimaldi will replace him in the lineup against the Canadiens. Nieto was deemed questionable for the matchup earlier in the day, but he will slot in alongside Carl Soderberg and Gabriel Bourque on the third line. As a result, Rocco Grimaldi will serve as a healthy scratch Wednesday. Nieto ended a nine-game pointless drought with a goal Sunday against the Sabres and will attempt to build off of that effort against the Canadiens.
2018-02-14 update Nieto (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Montreal, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. Nieto (undisclosed) will take part in Wednesday's game against the Canadiens, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
2018-02-14 injury_note Nieto (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Montreal, <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeChambers/status/963841153975144454">Mike Chambers of The Denver Post</a> reports.
2018-02-14 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-14 Injury Text Undisclosed
2018-02-14 Date Injured 2018-02-14
2018-02-14 Injured Yes No
2018-02-14 analysis Nieto reportedly sustained his mystery ailment following Tuesday's practice. If the 25-year-old winger is unable to go, the recently recalled Rocco Grimaldi will replace him in the lineup against the Canadiens.
2018-02-14 update Nieto (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Montreal, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
2018-02-14 injury_note Nieto (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Montreal, <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeChambers/status/963841153975144454">Mike Chambers of The Denver Post</a> reports.
2018-02-14 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-14 Injury Text Undisclosed
2018-02-14 Date Injured 2018-02-14
2018-02-14 Injured No Yes
2018-02-12 analysis The tally was Nieto's 10th of the campaign, which tied his career-high total that he posted in each of his first two seasons in the league. The speedy winger has settled into a defense-first role with 68.2 percent of his five-on-five shifts beginning in his own zone and an average of 2:24 of penalty-kill time per contest. As a result, his fantasy upside remains limited. It's definitely worth notin
2018-02-12 update Nieto recorded a goal, four shots and a plus-2 rating during Sunday's 5-4 win over Buffalo.
2018-01-19 analysis Nieto only has nine goals in 37 games this season, but five of those goals have come in his last 10 games. The Avalanche have won eight straight and he's been a threat throughout the winning streak. Nieto doesn't play on the power play, however, and isn't a big-time offensive producer, so know what you're getting. With 17 points on the season, the 25-year-old is on track for a career season, makin
2018-01-19 update Nieto scored for the second consecutive game and added a helper in Thursday's win over the Sharks.
2017-12-10 analysis Before you get all excited, you need to know that Nieto happened to be on the ice killing off a man advantage at the end of the game. And that resulted in an empty net goal and empty net set-up. Nice game, but we think that's all it is.
2017-12-10 update Nieto had a huge night Saturday, scoring a goal and adding two assists in a 7-3 win over the Panthers.
2017-12-06 analysis The speedy winger has three goals, five assists and 18 shots through 19 games this season, so it's difficult to rely on him in any fantasy setting. Additionally, after showing promise during his first two seasons in the league with San Jose, it's disappointing that Nieto hasn't been able to find that offensive touch again. However, he's beginning 59.6 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defe
2017-12-06 update Nieto has recorded a single assist through 12 games since returning from an undisclosed injury Nov. 10.
2017-11-10 analysis Even prior to getting hurt, Nieto was struggling for regular ice time, as he served as a healthy scratch in five games. The winger did manage one decent outing when he went off for a hat trick versus Dallas on Oct. 24, but has otherwise been relatively ineffective in the offensive zone.
2017-11-10 update Nieto (undisclosed) will be back in the game-day lineup for Friday's tilt against Ottawa, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
2017-11-10 injury_note Nieto (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL.com official media site.
2017-11-10 Injury Status IR
2017-11-10 Injury Text Undisclosed
2017-11-10 Date Injured 2017-11-04
2017-11-10 Injured Yes No
2017-11-05 analysis It's uncertain when Nieto sustained his injury, as he skated for 15:03 on ice during Thursday's contest against Carolina and even tacked on an assist. Still, the 24-year-old will only miss one more contest Sunday against the Islanders, and will be eligible to return to the ice Friday versus Ottawa. It's uncertain when Nieto sustained his injury, as he skated for 15:03 on ice during Thursday's contest against Carolina and even tacked on an assist. Still, the 24-year-old will only miss one more contest Sunday against the Islanders before being eligible to return to action.
2017-11-04 analysis It's uncertain when Nieto sustained his injury, as he skated for 15:03 on ice during Thursday's contest against Carolina and even tacked on an assist. Still, the 24-year-old will only miss one more contest Sunday against the Islanders, and will be eligible to return to the ice Friday versus Ottawa.
2017-11-04 update Nieto (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL.com official media site.
2017-11-04 injury_note Nieto (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL.com official media site.
2017-11-04 Injury Status IR
2017-11-04 Injury Text Undisclosed
2017-11-04 Date Injured 2017-11-04
2017-11-04 Injured No Yes
2017-10-25 analysis They were the first three goals of the season for Nieto, who was a healthy scratch in the previous two contests. The 24-year-old was a plus-4 in the victory and fired three shots on goal. Nieto isn't known for being a significant fantasy contributor, so don't buy into the hype from Tuesday too much. While he's never hit 30 points in his career, he can be a decent depth contributor if he sticks in
2017-10-25 update Nieto netted a hat trick in Tuesday's win over the Stars.
2017-10-17 analysis After promising rookie and sophomore campaigns with San Jose, the speedy winger has struggled to find offensive consistency the past two years, and he's even been a healthy scratch for two games this season. Until Nieto carves out a regular role and shows he can mark the scoresheet consistently, he's off the fantasy radar in the majority of settings. Considering his pedigree, it's surprising he's
2017-10-17 update Nieto hasn't recorded a point through three games this season.
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $1.000M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $1.000M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Colorado Avalanche