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Fantasy Summary

Pure defensive defenseman, limited offensive upside. Potential in blocks/hits leagues.


Observations

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November 2022 – Matier has been off to a hot start in the OHL. The 67’s blueliner is on pace for 28 goals and 84 points which outpace fellow fourth-year defensemen, Ethan Del Mastro and Logan Mailloux. For a player who most views as defense-first, the offensive outbreak is a positive development. The Preds look to have a good one in Matier, and his progression continues to be trending upwards. Curtis Rines

June 2022 – Matier was the backbone of the 67’s blueline this season. Named an alternate captain, Head Coach Dave Cameron relied on him to be a difference-maker, and that he was. His expected time on ice per game was close to 23 minutes, the most by far on Ottawa. Although his offensive upside remains limited, he is a reliable player on the back end and will be a long-term project for the Predators’ development team. Curtis Rines

October 2021 – The Predators have announced that Matier has been signed to a three-year, entry level contract. Curtis Rines

August 2021 – In the fourth round Nashville selected Matier who is a defensive defenseman through and through. As he returns to the OHL this year with the Ottawa 67’s after a canceled season, he will look to prove that he has the ability to contribute offensively as well. Curtis Rines

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 8, 2003
Height 6‘5”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 4; Overall: 124

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Soo Greyhounds U14 AAANOHL U1426 6 814 44|Playoffs5 2 13
  Soo Thunder U15 AAANOHL U152 1 12 0|        
 2017-2018 Soo Thunderbirds U16 AAAGNML24 1 56 12|Playoffs4 0 00
 2018-2019 Soo Thunderbirds U16 AAAGNML21 10 1222 18|        
  Soo ThunderbirdsNOJHL1 0 00 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Team NOHA OHL Cup3 1 01 2|        
  Team NOHA OGC-164 1 23 4|        
 2019-2020 Ottawa 67'sOHL56 0 99 19