Game On Magazine November 2015 - Page 43

“When I was young, I loved to play hockey, but I never thought I’d make it to the NHL,” he conceded. “When I was 15 years old, I was barely five feet tall and weighed 115 pounds. I scored one goal. I was a three-year Triple A midget player. When I was 18, I hadn’t played a game in the WHL. There was no chance for me. “When I told my buddies I was going to be an NHL player, they just laughed and gave me the gears. They said, ‘C’mon Matty, you’re 17 and you’ve never played in the Dub. Forget it.’ But I wasn’t going to quit. I had this dream and I was going to do what I Matt Calvert is a heart and soul player, who works hard on and off the ice and is a relentless competitor at both ends of the rink NOVEMBER 2015 GAME ON 43