|Born:||November 5, 2002||Draft:||2021 Kraken 2nd Overall|
|Known For:||First Draft Pick in Seattle Kraken History||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||United States||Current 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 Statistics
- 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)
Lifelong storyteller and experienced hockey reporter that has covered everything from major juniors to the NHL. Worked for various newspapers across Minnesota and North Dakota, and now covering the Colorado Avalanche for THW.