Matt Finn

Pat Quinn

2015-12-15

 

Matt Finn - Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports

 

 

Matt Finn, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 197

Born: 1994-02-24

Hometown: Etobicoke, Ont.

Drafted: 2012 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 35th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2017 – Finn has struggled with injuries throughout his career and it has really hurt his development. After failing to crack the AHL as a regular  Finn was not made a qualifying offer from the Islanders and has signed an ECHL contract with Florida but is starting the year on the IR again. Finn shoulf not be owned in even the deepest of fantasy leagues. Peter Harling

December 2015 – Finn has not played all games for the Sound Tigers playing in 13 of 28 games as he is relegated to the depth defenseman role. Half due to his play and the other half due to the top six defensemen for the Sound Tigers playing again this year. At only 22 he still has room to grow, he just likely will not get a consistent chance until next season. Pat Quinn

 

September 2015 – Matt Finn’s struggles last season were apparently caused by season long complications related to a preseason concussion, that prevented him from getting into a system and routine, while keeping him looking a little ‘off’ from how he played junior. Finn looked rather decent in the Leafs’ recent Rookie Tournament in London, Ontario, he had flow and vision in his game and is trending forward. The trade to the Islanders brings a fresh outlook to Finn, as he was falling into a depth hole in Toronto that would have been difficult to break out of. The depth on the island is deep in itself, but the major competition for the same roles that Finn plays has a better outlook as Ryan Pulock is pretty much ready to enter the NHL and Matt Pelech does not have the same dynamic potential. Still likely to spend a couple years in the AHL to show his strong game play and growth. Jason Banks

 

September 2015 – Matt Finn was traded to the New York Islanders, along with four other Maple Leafs prospects, for forward Michael Grabner. Brendan Ross

 

May 2015 – The season was a long struggle for the high potential defender. Spent most of the year in a numbers game unable to crack the regular lineup or being shuttled twice to the ECHL. Finn had a strong rookie tournament and a good NHL camp and much was hoped for him as the Leafs minor system was lacking offensive blueliners, but he failed to deliver on opportunities. He did not show he was out of place in the AHL as he was only a negative-1 rating in 18 games and registered 28 shots on net, but the game did not come to him as easy as life in the OHL. We can throw these results out the window, as we must stress his potential is not affected by this disappointment. We look for Finn to come back in the fall with a new outlook as he will battle Rinat Valiev and Eric Knodel for offensive opportunities and the ability to quarterback the powerplay. Jason Banks

 

May 2014 – Despite falling one win s