Matt McIlvane

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Matt McIlvane
Born (1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 36)
Naperville, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Binghamton Senators
Peoria Rivermen
Cincinnati Cyclones
Bloomington PrairieThunder
Eisbären Berlin
NHL Draft 251st overall, 2004
Ottawa Senators
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Matt McIlvane (born November 2, 1985 in Naperville, Illinois) is an American retired professional ice hockey player, who is now working as a coach. Since June 2014, he has been serving as an assistant coach at EHC Red Bull München in Germany.

Playing career[edit]

He was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 8th round (251st overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

McIlvane played on the Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey team from 2004 to 2008 and served as team captain his senior season. He played a total of 156 games for the Buckeyes, with 15 goals and 37 assists.[2]

In 2007-08, he made four appearances for the Binghamton Senators in the American Hockey League,[3] before signing with German DEL side Eisbären Berlin in late August 2008.[4] However, his 2008-09 season was cut short when he tore his cruciate ligament in November.[5]

Between 2009 and 2012, he played for the Bloomington PrairieThunder of the Central Hockey League, the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League and for the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL.

On October 25, 2011, it was announced that McIlvane had retired from professional hockey citing health reasons.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

In December 2011, he was named head coach and general manager of the Danville Dashers of the Federal Hockey League in 2011-12,[7] followed by a stint as assistant coach for the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL[8] in 2012-13.

On August 6, 2013, McIlvane was appointed assistant coach of EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League. In Salzburg he worked under head coach Don Jackson who he played for at Berlin during the 2008-09 campaign.[9]

In June 2014, he accepted another position as assistant coach under Don Jackson, signing with EHC München of the German top-tier Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[10]

On April 29, 2019, McIlvane was named Head Coach of EC Red Bull Salzburg.[11]


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  2. "Cyclones Add Former Ohio State Captain Matt McIlvane". Cincinnati Cyclones. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  3. " | The American Hockey League". Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  4. Berlin, Berliner Morgenpost -. "Eisbären starten neue Kampagne und verpflichten McIlvane". (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  5. "NEWS SINGLEVIEW". Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  6. Cincinnati Cyclones - October 25, 2011 - Matt McIlvane Announces Retirement from Hockey Archived September 4, 2012, at
  7. "Matt McIlvane Named Head Coach & General Manager | FHL Danville - Pointstreak Sites". Archived from the original on February 7, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  8. Federal Hockey League: Danville - Hockey Operations
  9. "EC Red Bull Salzburg". Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  10. "München holt sich Verstärkung aus Salzburg". Sü Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  11., Retrieved April 29, 2019

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