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Matt Lorito
#28

Position: LW
Date of Birth: 07/03/1990
Height: 5' 9"   Weight: 170 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario
Drafted: Undrafted
Last Amateur Team: 2014-15 Brown University (ECAC)

Biography:


 
 
 
 

First season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Signed to a one-year contract by Albany, 3/16/15…Signed to a two-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/2016…Assigned by Detroit, 10/8/16.

2015-16: In his first full professional season, led Albany in points (18-36—54) and assists (36) while helping the Devils to the third-best record in the AHL...Ranked fourth on the team with 18 goals…Among AHL rookies, placed sixth in points, tied for fourth in assists, tied for third in power play assists (19) and third in power play points (24)…Tied for third on the team in playoff scoring with seven points (3-4—7) in 11 GP…Tallied 14 multi-point games during the season…Notched an assist in back-to-back contests to open the season…Recorded a power play goal and two assists for a season-best three points, 10/31/15 vs. UTI…Passed out a pair of assists, 11/6/15 at SYR…Matched a season-high in points behind a goal and two assists, 11/20/15 vs. SPR…Potted seven shots and a career-high two goals, including the game-winner, 1/2/16 at HFD…Accounted for the game-winning goal and two assists, 1/8/16 vs. SYR…Logged a second straight multi-assist game with a pair of helpers the next night, 1/9/16 vs. LV…Scored six points (2-4—6) during a five-game point streak, 2/14/16-2/26/16…Dished out two assists, 3/13/16 vs. TOR…Recorded an assist in his postseason debut, 4/22/16 vs. UTI…Scored a goal in three straight contests, 4/28/16-5/6/16. 2014-15: Made his professional debut, skating in 11 games with the Albany Devils after completing a four-year career at Brown University…Totaled 12 points (3-9—12) and two PIM with Albany…Tallied his first pro goal in game-winning fashion in his debut, 3/21/15 vs. NOR…Netted three assists, 4/4/15 vs. BNG…Compiled a career-high five points on a goal and four assists, 4/15/15 vs. SYR…While serving as team captain during his senior season at Brown, tied for the team lead with 23 points (11-12—23) in 29 games…Named All-Ivy League Second Team, marking his third straight year earning All-Ivy honors…Became the 24th member of the Brown 100-point club following his two-assist game, 2/20/15 at Princeton…Notched a pair of goals, 11/21/14 at Colgate…Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist, 12/6/14 vs. Rensselaer…Assisted in both goals during a 2-1 win, 2/7/15 vs. Harvard…Accounted for both of the team’s goals, 2/28/15 vs. Colgate. 2013-14: Served as an assistant captain as a junior at Brown and finished third on the team in scoring with 29 points (10-19—29) in 29 games…Tied for the team lead with 19 assists while placing third with 10 goals…Named All-Ivy League Second Team…Compiled six points (2-4—6) during a four-game point streak to open the season, 10/25/13-11/2/13…Tallied a five-game point streak, accounting for eight points (1-7—8), 11/30/13-1/4/14…Recorded a season-high three points on three assists, 1/3/14 at Denver…Scored eight points (2-6—8) during a six-game point streak, 2/7/14-2/22/14. 2012-13: As a sophomore, earned All-Ivy League First Team and All-ECAC Second Team recognition while leading the Bears with 37 points (22-15—37) and 22 goals…Appeared in all 36 games…Placed sixth in the ECAC in points and second in goals…Also led the team with eight power play goals and three game-winning goals…Named to the ECAC All-Tournament Team…Became the first player in program history since 1998 to score 20 goals in a season and the first since 2003 to register at least 35 points on the year…Had at least one point in 24 games, including 11 multi-point contests…Scored a hat trick, accounting for all three of the team’s goals in a 3-0 victory, 11/17/12 vs. Army…Tallied seven points (3-4—7) during a four-game point streak, 11/25/12-12/8/12…Notched eight points (4-4—8) while recording a point in five consecutive contests, 12/30/12-1/19/13…Matched a season-high with three points on three assists, 1/19/13 vs. Harvard…Scored 10 points (8-2—10) during a seven-game point streak, accounting for a goal in all seven games, 3/2/13-3/22/13. 2011-12: As a freshman at Brown, finished fourth on the team in points (4-13—17) and tied for third in assists (13) despite missing the season’s first eight games due to injury…Appeared in 24 games total…Named to the ECAC All-Academic Team…Made his collegiate debut, 11/26/11 at Holy Cross…Tallied his first career points with two assists, 12/3/11 vs. Yale…Totaled 12 points (3-9—12) during a seven-game point streak, 12/3/11-1/15/12. 2010-11: In his final season with Villanova, tied for ninth in the OJHL in scoring with 82 points (28-54—82) in only 41 games…Also ranked among the league leaders with 54 assists (T7th) and 20 power play assists (T4th)…Earned OJHL All-Star honors…Concluded his career with Villanova as the Knights’ second all-time leading scorer with 160 points (60-100—160) in 97 games over his two seasons with the club…Accumulated 42 points (16-26--42) during an 18-game point streak, 12/3/10-2/5/11…Recorded a point in 35 of 41 games, including 27 multi-point efforts...Contributed 12 points (6-6—12) in 10 postseason contests. 2009-10: In his rookie year with Villanova, ranked seventh in the OJHL with 78 points (32-46—78) in 56 GP…Also ranked among the league leaders with 46 assists (T5th) and 17 power play assists (T6th)…Recorded four separate point streaks lasting at least eight games…Picked up 15 points (8-7—15) during a season-high 11-game point streak…Added 11 points (2-9—11) in six postseason games.

Personal:
Lives in Oakville, Ontario…Earned a degree in economics from Brown…Has one sister who works in Brooklyn, N.Y., at a marketing firm…Lists his college teammates as his best friends in hockey…Greatest hockey memory is being a part of Brown’s postseason run his sophomore season…Began playing hockey at the age of three as a center…Hockey nicknames are Rito, Lori and Cool Ranch…Hockey idol as a youth was Steve Yzerman…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad…After his playing career, plans to work in a hockey front office…First job was being a shooter at a goalie school…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is his size…Proudest accomplishment is signing his first NHL contract…Favorite charities are Robinhood and the Heart and Stroke Foundation…Most exciting place he’s visited is Saint-Tropez, France…An interesting fact about him is he loves puppies…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a fire fighter…Also played golf, baseball, basketball, soccer and roller hockey growing up…Once met Bill Clinton…Favorite foods are steak, pasta and pizza…Favorite quote is “the cream always rises to the top”…Favorite singers are Drake, Kanye West and Chainsmokers…Favorite movie is Catch Me If You Can…Favorite television show is Entourage…Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite book is Lone Survivor…Enjoys vacationing in Cabo San Lucas…Favorite sports team is the Toronto Blue Jays…Favorite sport to spectate is golf…Enjoys going to the movies, shopping and golf.

AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 71, 2015-16 Assist Streak: 3, 10/25/15-10/31/15
Goals: 18, 2015-16 Point Streak: 5, 2/14/16-2/26/16
Assists: 36, 2015-16 Goals, Game: 2, 1/2/16 ALB at HFD
Points: 54, 2015-16 Assists, Game: 4, 4/15/15 SYR at ALB
PIM: 26, 2015-16 Points, Game: 5, 4/15/15 SYR at ALB
Goal Streak: 2, three times (MR: 3/5/16-3/11/16) PIM, Game: 4, 2/14/16 BRI at ALB
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 3/21/15 NOR at ALB NHL Game: N/A
AHL Point: 3/21/15 NOR at ALB (goal) NHL Point: N/A
AHL Goal: 3/21/15 NOR at ALB (Jason LaBarbera) NHL Goal: N/A
 

 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2009-10 Villanova OJHL 56 32 46 78 20 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Villanova OJHL 41 28 54 82 16 10 6 6 12 2
2011-12 Brown University ECAC 24 4 13 17 18 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Brown University ECAC 36 22 15 37 6 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Brown University ECAC 29 10 19 29 8 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Brown University ECAC 29 11 12 23 8 -- -- -- -- --
  Albany AHL 11 3 9 12 2 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Albany AHL 71 18 36 54 26 11 3 4 7 4
  AHL/PRO TOTALS 82 21 45 66 28 11 3
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Goalies

# Name POS
31 Jared Coreau G
40 Eddie Pasquale G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
44 Conor Allen D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
11 Daniel Cleary LW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
21 Mike Borkowski C
23 Dominic Turgeon C
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
42 Dominik Shine F
43 Givani Smith RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
51 Kyle Criscuolo C
55 Matthew Ford RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW

Detroit Red Wings

# Name POS
5 Robbie Russo D
19 Tomas Nosek C