|Assets:||Works hard, provides energy and isn't afraid of playing a physical brand of hockey. Can play all three forward positions in the NHL. Kills penalties with aplomb.|
|Flaws:||Takes a few too many bad penalties. Lacks a scoring touch at the highest level. Must out-work everyone in the NHL because he lacks high-end skill.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile veteran depth forward.|
|3/14/2016||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|1/17/2016||Missed 3 games (suspended by nhl).|
|1/12/2016||Suspended by the NHL for 3 games.|
|1/12/2016||Fined $29,838 by the NHL.|
|11/14/2015||Missed 3 games (undisclosed).|
|11/12/2015||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|11/03/2015||Missed 6 games (foot injury).|
|10/19/2015||Foot injury, injured reserve.|
|4/02/2015||Missed 3 games (back spasms).|
|3/27/2015||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|2/18/2015||Missed 2 games (bruised foot).|
|2/14/2015||Bruised foot, day-to-day.|
|12/27/2014||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|12/09/2014||Missed 4 games (leg injury).|
|11/28/2014||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|1/15/2014||Acquired from the Nashville Predators.|
|11/10/2013||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|11/02/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a four-year contract.|
|12/17/2011||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|12/07/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/08/2011||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|10/06/2011||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|2/23/2011||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract extension.|
|12/26/2010||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|9/27/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract.|
|9/15/2010||Invited to training camp by the Washington Capitals.|
|3/01/2010||Missed 12 games (ankle injury).|
|1/22/2010||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|11/28/2009||Missed 6 games (groin).|
|11/06/2009||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|10/27/2009||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/06/2009||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|3/29/2009||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/24/2009||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/15/2009||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/09/2009||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|6/24/2008||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|9/21/2007||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|7/09/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|1/15/2014||Edmonton Oilers traded Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators for Matt Hendricks.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators.|
|9/27/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|6/24/2008||Boston Bruins traded Matt Hendricks to the Colorado Avalanche for Johnny Boychuk.|
|7/09/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|6/25/2000||Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 5th round (131st overall) in 2000.|
| 04/16/2016 8:03 PM
NewsHendricks had five goals and seven assists for Edmonton this season.
| 03/14/2016 1:57 PM
NewsHendricks (undisclosed) will rejoin the lineup Monday against the Predators, Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.
| 03/12/2016 3:48 PM
NewsHendricks (undisclosed) won't play Saturday against the Coyotes.
| 03/10/2016 9:40 PM
NewsHendricks will not return to Thursday's game against the Wild with an undisclosed issue.
| 03/10/2016 8:04 PM
NewsHendricks (upper body) is in Thursday's lineup against the Wild.
| 03/10/2016 2:14 PM
NewsHendricks (general soreness) missed practice Thursday Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
| 12/03/2015 12:46 AM
NewsHendricks scored his second goal of the season and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over Boston.
| 11/14/2015 3:15 PM
NewsHendricks was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
| 11/13/2015 3:40 PM
NewsHendricks (foot) was on the ice for practice Friday, reports Oilers web site.
| 11/12/2015 2:11 PM
NewsHendricks (foot) won't play Thursday against the Coyotes.
| 11/11/2015 5:10 PM
NewsHendricks (foot) will not play Wednesday against the Ducks, Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal reports.
| 11/10/2015 8:10 PM
NewsHendricks (undisclosed) is questionable to play in Wednesday night's road contest against the Ducks.
| 11/08/2015 8:03 PM
NewsHendricks will be a healthy scratch Sunday against the Blackhawks.
| 11/03/2015 1:06 PM
NewsHendricks was activated from the injured reserve list by the Oilers on Tuesday.
| 10/29/2015 1:50 PM
NewsHendricks (foot) said he could return in as few as three to four days in the best case scenario, or it could take him up to a week [longer].
| 10/19/2015 5:38 PM
NewsHendricks (foot) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
| 10/18/2015 3:05 PM
NewsHendricks will miss Sunday's game against the Canucks with a foot injury, Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal reports.
| 10/15/2015 6:23 PM
NewsHendricks will start on the top line for Edmonton on Thursday, reports Edmonton Journal.
| 10/09/2015 5:10 PM
NewsHendricks logged 14:34 of ice time and two PIM in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.
| 10/03/2015 1:34 PM
| 03/23/2014 2:34 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks returned to action on Saturday March 22.
Matt Hendricks is questionable Tuesday | 03/20/2014 8:54 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks was hurt when he blocked a Shea Weber shot during Tuesday's game.
ImpactHendricks is questionable for Tuesday's game as a result. He started wearing an 'A' after the team traded Nick Schultz.
Matt Hendricks plays solid game vs. Canes | 03/17/2014 11:11 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks got the Oilers on the board just 6:43 into the first period in Sunday's 2-1 win over Carolina.
ImpactHis centering pass bounced off Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison and into the net to give him credit for his fifth goal of the season. Hendricks also posted four hits and three blocks in the contest. "He's quietly turning into the heartbeat of our team," coach Dallas Eakins said of the hard-working Hendricks.
Matt Hendricks nets the game-winner Monday | 02/04/2014 7:30 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-2 victory on Monday.
ImpactIn nine games with the Edmonton Oilers, Hendricks has already matched his goal total from 44 contests with the Nashville Predators prior to the trade. Unfortunately, all that means is he has scored two goals with each team. He now has six points and 74 penalty minutes this season.
| 02/02/2014 3:00 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks returned to action on Saturday February 1.
Matt Hendricks leaves game in first period | 01/30/2014 8:44 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks left Wednesday's game after suffering a head injury in a first period fight.
ImpactHendricks actually returned for the second period but did not see the ice and was not on the bench for the third period. He has three goals, five points and 72 penalty minutes in 51 games this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Matt Hendricks makes Oilers' debut | 01/17/2014 9:20 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks made his Edmonton Oilers' debut on Thursday.
ImpactHendricks had three hits in 16:29 minutes of ice time in Edmonton's 4-1 loss on Thursday. He was skating alongside Boyd Gordon and David Perron.
Hendricks contract not worrying MacTavish | 01/16/2014 9:08 AM
NewsEdmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish isn't concerned about the length of Matt Hendricks' contract.
ImpactHendricks, 32, is signed through the 2016-17 campaign. The Oilers acquired him on Wednesday in exchange for goalie Devan Dubnyk. "I like it that he's abrasive," MacTavish said. "He plays a physical, intense game. I thought he did his best stuff when Dale Hunter was the coach in Washington. He was playing the playoffs for them. If he comes in and provides those things for us and gets eight to 10 goals a year, we'll forget about it (time left on his contract)."
Edmonton acquires forward Matt Hendricks | 01/15/2014 2:26 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have acquired Matt Hendricks from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Devan Dubnyk.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactHendricks is a physical forward that will help bolster the Oilers' bottom-six. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues, but it makes sense that Edmonton would want a guy like him to compliment their young, skilled forwards.
Preds' Hendricks still hasn't made his mark | 12/26/2013 5:58 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks has recorded three points and 47 penalty minutes in 33 matches this campaign.
ImpactHe also has 67 hits on the year, but he's better off being left on the waiver wire at this time. Hendricks is playing in the first season of his 4-year, $7.4 million deal with Nashville.
| 11/11/2013 1:59 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks returned to action on Sunday November 10.
Matt Hendricks will probably return Sunday | 11/10/2013 9:03 AM
NewsThere's a good chance that Matt Hendricks (upper body) will return for Sunday's game against New Jersey.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHendricks was also considered probable for Friday's contest, but instead ended up missing his third consecutive game. He has a goal and 24 penalty minutes in 13 contests this season.
Matt Hendricks (UBI) probable to play Friday | 11/08/2013 10:44 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks (upper body) is considered probable to play Friday night at Winnipeg.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHe skated with the team at Thursday's practice and could return after missing the last two games with an upper-body injury.
Matt Hendricks rejoins Predators, practices | 11/06/2013 5:17 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks (upper body) has rejoined the Nashville Predators in Colorado.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHendricks took part in Wednesday's practice, but he won't play against the Avalanche. He has a goal and 24 penalty minutes in 13 games this season.
Matt Hendricks not traveling with Predators | 11/01/2013 6:59 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks (upper body) isn't traveling with the Predators to Los Angeles for Saturday's game.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHendricks sustained the injury during Thursday's contest and needs to be re-evaluated. He has a goal and 24 penalty minutes in 13 games this season.
Matt Hendricks suffers UBI against Coyotes | 11/01/2013 9:44 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks sustained an upper-body injury in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to Phoenix.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHe was hit hard by defenseman Derek Morris early into the second period and his face hit the ice when he landed. Hendricks managed to skate off the ice under his own power. He opened the scoring in the match with his first goal as a Predator and registered five hits in just 5:32 of ice time. Consider him day-to-day for now.
| 10/04/2013 1:34 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks returned to action on Thursday October 3.
Matt Hendricks suffers lower-body injury | 09/15/2013 3:57 PM
NewsNashville Predators forward Matt Hendricks suffered a lower-body injury on Sunday.
Josh Cooper on Twitter
ImpactHead coach Barry Trotz didn't express much concern about Hendricks, so it might not be too big of a deal. Hendricks is one of the many Predators forwards whose greatest strengths come in the "little things," so he is losing out on an opportunity to cement his precise place in the eyes of the coaching staff.
Predators look for big things from Hendricks | 09/14/2013 10:46 AM
NewsThe Nashville Predators are looking for big things from free agent signing Matt Hendricks.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactThey are not just looking for scoring but Hendricks overall play to improve the Predators. "The biggest thing is Matt's an ultimate team player," said Milwaukee Admirals coach Dean Evason, who coached Hendricks in Washington. "He plays the game the right way, but he plays for his teammates. He plays a very gritty game. He can kill penalties, and I think he can play all three positions very well, and has probably more offensive upside than people give him credit for, or his numbers have shown, because he can play the game offensively given that opportunity." Hendricks should get 10 goals and 20-25 points with over 100 penalty minutes in 2013-14.
Predators sign forward Matt Hendricks | 07/05/2013 2:33 PM
NewsThe Nashville Predators have signed Matt Hendricks to a four-year/$7.4 million contract.
Joshua Cooper on Twitter
ImpactHendricks had eight points and 73 penalty minutes in 48 games with the Washington Capitals last season. He's likely to accumulate fewer PIM per contest in 2013-14, but should still end up with over 80 if he stays healthy. If you league values hits, then it's worth noting that he's also a candidate to surpass the 200 hit mark next season.
Matt Hendricks expects to test free agency | 07/01/2013 5:16 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks expects to test the market as an unrestricted free agent on July 5.
Impact"We haven't heard anything from Washington, so at this point he plans on hitting the market," said his agent, Michael Wulkan, Monday morning. "They've had plenty of time to call us and they haven't. I don't think we were ever close. I think it was disappointing at the beginning and now it's more excitement. He just wants to feel wanted." The gritty forward made $800,000 last season and he carried an $825,000 cap hit.
Hendricks isn't close to re-signing with Caps | 06/07/2013 1:41 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks is not close to re-signing with the Washington Capitals.
ImpactHendricks is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. "There has been no progress at all. We haven't even talked," Hendricks' agent, Michael Wulkan said. "Matt said from day one that his preference is to stay in Washington, but we were negotiating and then it stopped. They know our position." Hendricks had eight points and 73 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.
Will the Capitals re-up Matt Hendricks? | 05/21/2013 8:35 AM
NewsMatt Hendricks will get offers from other teams if the Washington Capitals don't sign him to an extension before free agency opens on July 5.
ImpactHe can play left wing and center, take faceoffs, block shots, hit and work on the penalty kill. "I think I've established myself more in this league," Hendricks said. "Proved I can play throughout the lineup - special teams, penalty kill, things like that. I'm pretty good at faceoffs. I think I'm just more of an established player at this level." Washington GM George McPhee praised Hendricks for his work, but it's unclear if the team wants to commit to the longer term deal that he is reportedly seeking. Hendricks hopes to be back with the Capitals though and several of his teammates want that to happen as well.
Caps teammates hope team re-signs Hendricks | 05/17/2013 6:22 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks' teammates are hoping the Capitals re-sign him.
ImpactHendricks is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after completing his two-year/$1.65 million contract. "There's always changeover from year to year, but he's one of those guys you're not going to replace," Jason Chimera said. "It's not an easy job to go out there and fight guys twice his size. He sticks up for guys on the team and brings energy when no one else has it." Hendricks had eight points, 73 penalty minutes, and 93 hits in 48 games this season.
Matt Hendricks OK after loss of vision Tues. | 04/04/2013 12:40 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks played through a scratched cornea in his left eye Tuesday night.
ImpactHe lost his vision for a few minutes but returned to the game after receiving some treatment. In Wednesday's practice everything appeared to be fine. "I still feel it; it feels a little sore and a little burning sensation in there. But for the most part I'm good. It was probably more scary than anything," said Hendricks after Wednesday's session. He logged just 6:37 of ice time that night, but it isn't expected to keep him out of the lineup.
Matt Hendricks to play on Caps' 1st line | 03/02/2013 2:05 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks will play on Washington's first line alongside Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Saturday afternoon against Winnipeg.
ImpactHendricks has been slowly moving up the depth chart as he skated with Mike Ribeiro and Troy Brouwer on the team's second unit earlier this week. Aside from the fact that Hendricks is a good source for PIMs, playing with Ovie and Backstrom will lead to plenty of scoring opportunities. At the very least, pick him up for Saturday's game. Then you can re-evaluate his fantasy worth.
Matt Hendricks is elevated to second line | 01/24/2013 1:24 PM
NewsMatt Hendricks joined Mike Ribeiro and Troy Brouwer on Washington's second line for Thursday's morning skate.
ImpactHe scored a goal and picked up 10 minutes in penalties from a pair of fighting majors in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg. As a short-term pickup, Hendricks may not be a bad addition to leagues that reward PIMs and hits. Playing with Ribeiro should give some opportunities to contribute offensively as well.
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|St. Cloud State||WCHA||36||13||11||24||-||32||-||-||-||-||-||0.67|
|2002-03||St. Cloud State||WCHA||37||18||18||36||-||64||10||0||3||-||-||0.97|
|2001-02||St. Cloud State||WCHA||42||19||20||39||-||74||6||2||3||-||-||0.93|
|2000-01||St. Cloud State||WCHA||37||3||9||12||-||23||-||-||-||-||-||0.32|
|St. Cloud State||WCHA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2002-03||St. Cloud State||WCHA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2001-02||St. Cloud State||WCHA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2000-01||St. Cloud State||WCHA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Col||last:Mar 20||2|
|Assists||1||7 times-last:vs. StL||last:Mar 16||1|
|Points||2||vs. Bos||Dec 2||2|
|Penalty Minutes||12||vs. Cgy||Apr 2||7|
|Plus/Minus||2||at Cgy||Oct 17||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||68 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 9||0|
|Power Play Points||0||68 times-last:at Van||last:Apr 9||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. Wpg||Feb 13||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Feb 13||1|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Nov 3||5|
|Goals||9||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Wsh)|
|Penalty Minutes||112||2013-14 (Nas/Edm)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Wsh)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||4 times-last: 2015-16 (Edm)|
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