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Matt Hussey
Matt Hussey
(HUZ ee)
Number: 43
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 212
Shoots: Left
Born: May 28, 1979
Birthplace: New Haven, CT, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on July 13, 2006.
Drafted: PIT / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (254th overall)
Matt Hussey was born May 28, 1979 in New Haven, Connecticut. The ninth round, 254th overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1998 NHL entry draft, Hussey graduated from Avon Old Farms High School and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 1998.

A hulking-winger, Hussey played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin recording 84 points (42-42-84) before making his professional debut with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2002-03. After the better part of two seasons in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hussey made his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh in the latter stages of the 2003-04 season. In three games with the Penguins, Hussey registered three points (2-1-3).

Hussey would continue to hone his skills with Wilkes-Barre over parts of the next two seasons seeing NHL action with Pittsburgh for only 13 games. In the summer of 2006 Hussey would sign as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings.

Hussey appeared in 75 games with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids while appearing in a handful of games with the parent club in Detroit. Hussey's stint in Detroit came to an end in the summer of 2007, when the centreman signed with the Colorado Avalanche.

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