A Canadian ice hockey player is popularly known as Matt Dumba. His playing position is Defence and he shoots right. He is playing for the current team, Minnesota Wild of the NHL. He was selected with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Whereas, he played major-junior hockey with the Red Deer Rebels and won the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy in 2011 as the WHL’s top rookie. Moreover, he has also played for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL). On 8th June 2020, he became an inaugural executive board member the Hockey Diversity Alliance, whose goal is to address intolerance and racism in hockey. His shirt number is 24 for the team, Minnesota Wild.
Matt Dumba, the first NHL player to kneel during US National Anthem
Matt Dumba became the very first National Hockey League player to kneel during the US National Anthem on Saturday (1st August 2020) in the game between Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks while wearing a Hockey Diversity Alliance hoodie with “Black Lives Matter” written on the sleeves. Dumba, who is Canadian, stood for the Canadian anthem. “For those unaffected by systemic racism, or unaware, I’m sure that some of you believe this topic has garnered too much attention during the last couple of months. But let me assure you, it has not,” Dumba said prior to kneeling. “Racism is everywhere and we need to fight against it.” “I know first-hand, as a minority playing of the great game of hockey, the unexplainable and difficult challenges that come with it,” Dumba said. “Black Lives Matter. Breonna Taylor’s life matters,” Dumba said. Additionally, he also joins a long list of athletes, including LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, speaking out about police brutality and the fight for Black lives.
- Being the player for Minnesota Wild of the NHL.
- Winning the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy.
What is the birthplace of Matt Dumba?
On 25th July 1994, Matt Dumba was born as Matthew Dumba. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and learned to skate at age three. His nationality is Canadian and his ethnicity is Mixed. His race is White. He was born to his parents; Treena Dumba and Charles Dumba. He is of Filipino (maternal) and Romanian and German (paternal) descent. His family moved to Calgary, Alberta, where he played his minor hockey in Calgary with the Crowchild Minor Hockey Association. He spent the 2009-2010 season with the Edge School for Athletes in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 World U18 Championships. As of 2020, he celebrated his 26th birthday. His birth sign is Leo and he is Christian by religion.
How was the Career of Matt Dumba?
Regular Season and Playoffs
- Matt Dumba was chosen firstly by the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in their first-round selection, fourth overall, in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft and made his WHL debut in 2009-2010 season where he appeared in six regular-season games as well as two playoff games for the team.
- He scored 15 goals and 26 points in his 2010-2011 season and due to his good performance, he also earned the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s rookie-of-the-year.
- For the next season, he scored 20 goals and 57 points in 69 games and he was also rated as one of the top prospects for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
- NHL Central Scouting ranked him as the 11th best prospect for the draft, while International Scouting Services ranked him 5th overall.
- Later, the Minnesota Wild selected him in the first round, seventh overall, and quickly signed him to an NHL contract earning a spot in the Wild lineup to start the 2013-2014 season where he made his NHL debut on 5th October 2013, against the Anaheim Ducks.
- He made his very first NHL goal on 12th October playing against the Dallas Stars.
- Later on, the Wild loaned him to the Canadian junior team for the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
- The Rebels traded his WHL rights to the Portland Winterhawks and the Wild assigned him to Portland upon his return from the World Junior Championship while he was with the national team.
- He made career highs in goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes with 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points, and 38 PIMS in his 2015-2016 season.
- He re-signed to a two-year, $5.1M bridge deal with the Wild on 28th July 2016.
- New head coach Bruce Boudreau opted to scratch Dumba on 20th October against Toronto after he did not perform better for the wild.
- In this 2016 season, he established career-highs for goals with 11, assists with 23, and points with 34 on the year.
- He signed a five-year, $30 million contract extension with the Wild, carrying an annual average of $6 million on 21st July 2018.
- He became an inaugural executive board member of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, whose goal is to address intolerance and racism in hockey.
- Matt Dumba became the very first National Hockey League player to kneel during the US National Anthem on Saturday (1st August 2020) in the game between Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks while wearing a Hockey Diversity Alliance hoodie with “Black Lives Matter” written on the sleeves.
International Career of Matt Dumba
- Moving towards the international career of Dumba, he made his debut with the national team program at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
- Additionally, he was named captain of the under-18 national team and led Canada to a gold medal victory.
- Moreover, he has even participated in his second national junior team camp ahead of the 2013 World Junior Championship. However, he did not make it to the team, and later, he was loaned from the Wild to the Canadian junior team for the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
- He made his first appearance with Canada’s national men’s team, playing in all 10 games at the 2016 World Championships where Canada repeated as gold medallists in his 2015-2016 season.
What are the Awards and Achievements earned by Matt Dumba?
Talking about the awards and achievements made by Matt Dumba, he won Jim Piggott Memoria Trophy (Rookie of the Year) as of 2010-2011 season.
Career Stats of Matt Dumba
- 2009-2010 Red Deer Rebels
- 2010-2011 Red Deer Rebels
- 2011-2012 Red Deer Rebels
- 2012-2013 Red Deer Rebels
- 2012-2013 Houston Aeros
- 2013-2014 Minnesota Wild
- 2013-2014 Portland Winterhawks
- 2014-2015 Minnesota Wild
- 2014-2015 Iowa Wild AHL
- 2015-2016 Minnesota Wild
- 2016-2017 Minnesota Wild
- 2017-2018 Minnesota Wild
- 2018-2019 Minnesota Wild
- 2019-2020 Minnesota Wild
Who is Matt Dumba Dating?
Matt Dumba’s marital status is unmarried as he is not married yet and he is still to get married. But he is not single as well. He is currently in a relationship. He is dating his pretty girlfriend, Courtney Kreway. He is enjoying his life a lot with his girlfriend. The duo is planning to get married soon. There is no details regarding his past relationship and affairs. Regarding the sexual orientation of Matt, he is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Matt Dumba?
Matt Duba is a professional ice hockey defenceman whose major source of earning is from an ice hockey career. He is satisfied with whatever he is receiving as of now from his career. On 21st July 2018, he signed a five-year, $30 million contract extension with the Wild, carrying an annual average of $6 million. His salary from his team, Minnesota Wild is $6,000,000 as of 2020. As of 2020, the net worth of Matt Dumba is $8 Million. He has also done endorsements deals and sponsorships which also boost up his income. He is living a luxurious lifestyle at present.
How tall is Matt Dumba?
Matt Dumba is a very handsome hockey player with a fair skin tone. With an athletic body build, Matt Dumba stands at the tall height of 6 ft or 183 cm with a balanced bodyweight of 183 lbs or 83 Kg. Overall, he has got perfect body measurements matching with his height and weight. As of now, he has got a healthy body as he maintains his body a lot.