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Matthew “Matty” Beniers

Born:November 5, 2002Draft:2021 Kraken 2nd Overall
Hometown:Hingham, MassachusettsPosition:Center
Known For:First Draft Pick in Seattle Kraken HistoryShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:

Matthew Beniers (born November 5, 2002) is an American ice hockey center for the University of Michigan of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a prospect of the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL). Beniers was the first-ever draft selection in the Kraken franchise history, after he was drafted second overall in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

Matthew Beniers, Michigan Wolverines
Matthew Beniers Michigan Wolverines (Photo Credit Michigan Photography)

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  • IIHF U18 World Juniors Bronze Medal (2019)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Gold Medal (2021)
  • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal (2021)
  • All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2021)
  • College Hockey News All-Rookie Team (2021)