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Matt Lorito

Position: LW
Date of Birth: 07/03/1990
Height: 5' 9"   Weight: 171 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario
Drafted: Undrafted
Last Amateur Team: 2014-15 Brown University (ECAC)



Second season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Signed to a one-year contract by Albany (AHL), 3/16/15…Signed to a two-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/8/16…Recalled by Detroit, 4/6/17…Assigned by Detroit, 4/10/17...Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/17...Assigned by Detroit, 10/5/17. 

Career Highlights: Won the 2017 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…2017 AHL All-Star Classic participant…Named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 20, 2016…Became the 165th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his debut with Detroit, 4/8/17 vs. MTL…Logged his first NHL point on an assist during his debut, 4/8/17 vs. MTL…Led Albany in points and assists as a rookie in 2015-16…Made his professional debut with Albany in 2014-15 after finishing up his collegiate career at Brown…Scored a goal in his AHL debut, 3/21/15 ALB vs. NOR…Captain at Brown during his senior season in 2014-15 and tied for the team lead in points…In 2014-15, named All-Ivy League Second Team, marking his third straight year earning All-Ivy honors.

2016-17: Skated in 61 games during his first season as a Griffin and led the team in points (56) and assists (34)…Tied for 15th in the AHL in points…Set career highs in goals (22) and points…Tied for the team lead with 26 points (5-21—26) on the league’s most efficient power play (24.4%)…Totaled 19 multi-point games…Became the 165th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his debut with Detroit, 4/8/17 vs. MTL, and appeared in a total of two games…Logged his first NHL point on an assist during his debut…Skated in the final game at Joe Louis Arena, 4/9/17 vs. NJD…Scored an assist in his Griffins debut to kick off a four-game point streak to start the season, 10/14/16-10/21/16…Named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 20, 2016 after scoring six points (2-4—6) in two games during the week… Played in his 100th career AHL game, 11/30/16 vs. CLE…Named to the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic and helped the Central Division win the all-star challenge…Registered a season-high three assists, 12/17/16 at CHA…Logged four straight games with two or more points, 3/3/17-3/8/17…Ranked seventh on the team in playoff scoring with 13 points (7-6—13) in 19 games and helped Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…Potted the series-clinching goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. 2015-16: In his first full pLorito2016.jpgrofessional 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 an economics degree from Brown…Has one sister who lives in New York City…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2017 Calder Cup…Started playing hockey at the age of three as a forward…Hockey nicknames are Cool Ranch and Lolo…Hockey idol as a youth was Steve Yzerman…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad…Wants to be a pro golfer after his playing career ends…First job was working as a shooter at a goalie camp…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is his size…Proudest achievement is getting a point in the NHL…Supports cancer research charities…An exciting thing he’s done is hike Jenny Lake is Jackson Hole, Wyo….If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a pro baseball player…Also played golf, basketball, soccer and roller hockey growing up…Once met Katy Perry…Favorite quote is “the cream always rises to the top”…Favorite foods are steak and pasta…Favorite music artists are Eminem, Kings of Leon and Drake…Favorite movie is Catch Me If You Can…Favorite television show is The Office…Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite book is Relentless…Favorite vacation spot is Cabo San Lucas…Favorite college team is the Brown Bears…Least favorite college team is the Harvard Crimson…Other than hockey, enjoys watching golf and basketball.

Games Played: 71, 2015-16 Assist Streak: 4, twice (MR: 3/3/17-3/8/17)
Goals: 22, 2016-17 Point Streak: 5, 2/14/16-2/26/16
Assists: 36, 2015-16 Goals, Game: 2, four times (MR: 2/25/17 GR vs. MIL)
Points: 56, 2016-17 Assists, Game: 4, 4/15/15 SYR at ALB
PIM: 26, 2015-16 Points, Game: 5, 4/15/15 SYR at ALB
Goal Streak: 3, 3/3/17-3/7/17 PIM, Game: 5, 3/19/17 GR at MIL
AHL Game: 3/21/15 NOR at ALB NHL Game: 4/8/17 DET vs. MTL
AHL Point: 3/21/15 NOR at ALB (goal) NHL Point: 4/8/17 DET vs. MTL (assist)
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
2016-17 Grand Rapids AHL 61 22 34 56 25 19 7 6 13 4
  Detroit NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL TOTALS 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
0 0
  GRIFFINS TOTALS 61 22 34 56 25 19 7
6 13
  AHL TOTALS 143 43 79 122 53 30 10
10 20
  PRO TOTALS 145 43 80 123 53 30 10
10 20


# Name POS
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
34 Justin Fazio G


# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
4 Libor Sulak D
5 Robbie Russo D
9 Vili Saarijarvi D
13 Filip Hronek D
17 Marcus Crawford D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
44 Dennis Cholowski D
52 Dylan McIlrath D


# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
15 Turner Elson C/LW
19 Luke Esposito C/LW
23 Dominic Turgeon C
25 Axel Holmstrom C/LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
28 Matt Lorito LW
45 Colin Campbell RW
47 Corey Elkins C
55 Matthew Ford RW
65 Dominik Shine RW
73 Matt Puempel RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW