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Vancouver 3, Pittsburgh 2

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Matt Cooke and Mats Lindgren had unassisted tallies Tuesday night as the Vancouver Canucks bolted to an early lead and hung on for a 3-2 triumph over the Pittsb

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Vancouver 4, Detroit 1

DETROIT, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Dan Cloutier made 30 saves Sunday night, stopping a penalty shot in the third period, and Henrik Sedin recorded two assists as the Vancouver Canucks recorded th

Toronto 5, Vancouver 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Darcy Tucker and defenseman Jyrki Lumme ended 17-game scoring droughts Tuesday night as the undermanned Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from a two-goal deficit for

Chicago 3, Vancouver 2

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Kyle Calder scored a power-play goal as time expired Tuesday night to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the shorthanded Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver 5, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Markus Naslund scored a power-play goal and set up two others Saturday night as the Vancouver Canucks extended their franchise-record winning streak to 10 games

Vancouver 5; Chicago 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Trevor Linden and Matt Cooke beat Chicao goaltender Steve Passmore on two of the first three shots he faced, sending the Vancouver Canucks on the way to their f

Vancouver 5, San Jose 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Trent Klatt scored his second goal of the game to break a tie with 4:37 remaining Saturday night as the Vancouver Canucks posted a 5-3 victory over the San Jose

Detroit 4; Vancouver 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 24 (UPI) -- Steve Yzerman scored 56 seconds into the third period Tuesday night as the Detroit Red Wings, who squandered a two-goal lead, tied their NHL Western Conference

Vancouver 5, Columbus 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 14 (UPI) -- Brendan Morrison and Matt Cooke each had a goal and an assist Thursday night, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Vancouver 6, Minnesota 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 3 (UPI) -- Markus Naslund collected three assists and set up defenseman Mattias Ohlund's eventual game-winner as the Vancouver Canucks rolled to a 6-3 triumph Saturday nig

Vancouver 5, Nashville 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Markus Naslund recorded his sixth career hat trick Monday night in leading the Vancouver Canucks to their season-high sixth straight win, 5-1 over the Nashville

Vancouver 5, Pittsburgh 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Artem Chubarov scored to cap a three-goal first period and Trevor Letowski registered two assists as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2

Vancouver 5, Montreal 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Matt Cooke scored twice and Markus Naslund added his team-leading 18th goal Thursday night, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to their third win in four games, 5-2

Philadelphia 2, Vancouver 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Simon Gagne's goal with three seconds remaining Monday night gave the Philadelphia Flyers their 12th consecutive road victory over the Vancouver Canucks, 2-1.
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Vancouver Canucks Matt Cooke celebrates a goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere during the second period at Vancouver's GM Place, November 27, 2007. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Matthew David Cooke (born September 7, 1978) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. His playing style has earned him a reputation of being a "pest" and he is therefore known for his ability to aggravate opponents. Cooke won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh during the 2008–09 NHL season. Although he is no longer a member of the Vancouver Canucks' organization, he still active in the Vancouver community with his wife as they run The Cooke Family Foundation of Hope.

Cooke played major junior in the Ontario Hockey League for three seasons predominantly with the Windsor Spitfires prior to playing professionally. Recording an impressive 95-point (10th overall in the league), 146-penalty-minute campaign in his second OHL season, he was drafted 144th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Returning to the OHL for a third season after being drafted, he was traded from Windsor to Kingston on December 17, 1997, in exchange for Brent L'Heureux. Cooke would finish the season and his OHL career with Kingston.

Splitting the 1998–99 and 1999–2000 seasons between the Canucks and their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, Cooke would play for the Canucks full-time in 2000-01.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Matt Cooke."
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