Matt Cooke
current status: Unrestricted free agent
Birth Date:September 7, 1978 (37 years old)
Place of Birth:Belleville, Ont.
Experience:16 years
Drafted:Drafted by Vancouver in 1997 (6/144).
Scouting Report
Assets: Can easily get opponents off their game. Is a good open-ice hitter. A fairly quick skater, he defends his own end effectively and is an excellent penalty-killer. Is versatile enough to play on either side of center. Produces some offense, too.
Flaws: Despite his hard work, he doesn't have the size or skill to be a major scorer. Is somewhat prone to taking bad penalties and doesn't always time his big hits correctly. Lacks discipline, but can't afford to be too passive.
Career Potential: Effective agitating winger with good defensive ability.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2008-09 (Pittsburgh)

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