Mathew Dumba, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 173

Born: 1994-07-25

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Drafted: 2012 by Minnesota Wild, 7th Overall








March 2014 - Dumba continues to tear it up in the WHL (18 PTS in 24 GP) after the Wild sent him back down to junior post-WJC tournament. The Portland Winterhawks traded for his CHL rights and so far have been reaping the benefits on their blue line. He continues to play with WJC teammates Taylor Leier, Nicolas Petan and Derrick Pouliot, and with a deep playoff run with Portland the 2012 1st-round pick should gain some much needed experience. Jamie Zadow


February 2014 - Dumba has been reunited with Team Canada teammates Nicolas Petan and Derrick Pouliot after being loaned to the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. He struggled in his time with the Wild earlier in the season, but has since been red hot in eight games with the Winterhawks, tallying two goals and six assists with a plus-17 rating. While it's an early step back in his career, the further development in the WHL will give Dumba a chance to work on his game and focus on his offensive strengths. Jamie Zadow

January 2014 - Big things were expected from Matt Dumba at the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmo; however, the Wild's young defenceman failed to live up to his offensive expectations finishing with just one assist in seven games for the tournament. Dumba did manage to finish the tournament a plus-4 but he racked up 12 penalty minutes -- tied for second most on the Canadian team. Dumba was often criticized for taking too many risks that led to several odd-man rushes for the opposing teams and really failed to play the offensive role he was named to the team for. Jamie Zadow

December 2013 - Mathew Dumba was one of seven defensemen named to Team Canada's final roster for the 2014 World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden. Additionally, Dumba will serve as an alternate captain for the Canucks and the team will look for him to play his usual offensive and hard hitting style. However, Dumba could face suspension from the IIHF after a kneeing incident that saw the Wild prospect ejected from pre-tournament play against Sweden. It wasn't a very smart play and adds another question mark to Dumba's overall hockey sense, an area that is a mystery still. Brendan Ross

November 2013 - Dumba managed to crack Minnesota's roster this season, and so far he has played in nine games, scoring once and also adding an assist. He hasn't really stood out like some of the young blueliners around the NHL but the upside for Dumba is still very high and the Wild are counting on him to produce offensively from the back end in the future. Jimmy Zadow


January 2013 – He was sent back to junior with no games of NHL experience but did see a couple weeks’ worth of NHL practice with a solid NHL roster. Minnesota is currently just too deep on the back end to allow Dumba an opportunity at this point. Would not be surprised if he spends an overage year in junior due to this current organizational depth. Jason Banks


October 2012 - Dumba is off to a strong start recording one goal and four points in as many games but also to note are his 17 penalty minutes - a statistic roto participants should take notice of. Brendan Ross


August 2012 - Quoted from Report Cards of Canada-Russia Challenge Article: Considering Dumba was knocked for his erratic play, you would never have guessed he was the same player based on his solid reliable showing in this four-game series. Mathew Dumba was excellent playing as a bottom pairing defenseman for the most part. He used his physicality as a tool defensively and not for entertainment purposes. Dumba was able to fire a few howitzers on net during his limited powerplay opportunities. Team Canada relied more on some of their veteran defensemen but fantasy owners should be pleased to see Dumba step up and show that he can play strong on both sides of the puck. That simple impression will earn him more ice time and shows that he could be trusted earlier than expected. Brendan Ross


June 2012 - Chuck Fletcher selects high flying defenseman, Mathew Dumba, 7th overall at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross


February 2012 – The Red Deer Rebels Mathew Dumba has become well-known for his ability to line up opposing forwards and send them soaring with a thunderous bodycheck. Don’t overlook his impressive offensive game though as he has a knack for stepping up into the play, catching opposing defenders off guard. Has a special skill-set that permits him to make a breakout pass, deliver a bone-jarring hit and score a goal all during the same shift. John Canario


Fantasy Outlook: A


He’s a fearless, scoring rearguard but he needs to put on weight if he hopes to play as physically at the pro ranks.




Dumba scores his first goal of the 2012-13 WHL season, and it's a beauty:



Mathew Dumba finds the net twice against the Tri-City Americans:


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