Yesterday we featured Andy Delmore, an Ontario Hockey League grad that last played in the league some fourteen years ago. Today, we feature a much more recent OHL alumnus that was just five years old when Delmore first laced up for the North Bay Centennials.
Matthew Kang played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2004-05 to 2008-09. He began his OHL career playing just eight games with the Owen Sound Attack in his first season. After a full season with the Attack in 2005-06, Kang moved east to become a member of the Kingston Frontenacs in 2006-07. He played in Kingston until midway through his final season when the Brampton Battalion brought him in to help out for what was expected to be a long playoff run.
In 2008-09, the Battalion would make it through to the Robertson Cup finals before losing out to the powerhouse Windsor Spitfires in five games. Kang contributed 24 points in 29 regular season games with Brampton that season and an additional 15 points in 21 playoff games.
Undrafted, Matt spent last season, his first in pro hockey, in the East Coast Hockey League. He started out with the Las Vegas Wranglers, playing 24 games in the desert. He finished the season off with the Johnstown Chiefs, playing an additional 25 games.
He begins the season with the New Jersey Devils ECHL affiliate in Trenton. The team’s roster page can be found here.