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Mathew Barbuto
#34 Mathew Barbuto
Goaltender (Catches: L)
Height : 6' 
Weight: 145 lbs
Born: 2001
 
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
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PLAYER PROFILE
Name:  Matthew Barbuto
Number:  34
Nickname:  Boots/Barbs
Why:  Coaches made them up, and everyone caught on.
Height:  6'
Weight:  145 lbs
Birthday:  February 19th, 2001
Hometown:  Mississauga, Ontario
Birthplace:  Mississauga, Ontario
Position:  Goalie
Catches:  Left
Number of Years in AAA Hockey:  7 years
First Hockey Team:  Oakville Rangers
Family or relative with professional athletic/sporting backgrounds (Include name & relation):  None
When did you first begin playing hockey and how did you get started?  I started playing hockey at six years old when my dad signed me up.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
OHL Status:  Eligible for 2017
NHL Status:  Eligible for 2019
Date of when graduated High School:  June of 2018
School Class Average:  A+%

PLAYER’S COMMENTS

Who has had the most influence on you (parent, coach, teammate) & Why?  My dad because he supplies me with everything I need, and has dedicated everything for my playing career, and allows me to make decisions for myself. 
Who do you pattern your game after and why?  Carey Price and Johnathan Quick because I feel they are the best goalies, and I should model my playing style after them.
What jersey number do you wear & significance?  Number 34 because I was a big fan of James Reimer when he first came to the Leafs.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions (what do you do & why)?  I listen to music in the car to get myself prepared. I look in the mirror before we leave to talk to myself. and before I leave I tap my Buddha Jim's head.
What is your most memorable hockey moment and why?  I have many, but my most memorable moment would have to be playing in Europe.
If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be and why?  Wayne Gretzky because he was the best hockey player ever. KSI, (youtuber), because I enjoy the content released by him... And Eminem because I love his music, and his story.
The one thing people don't know about me is:  Started out as a player.
 
FAVOURITES

Favourite NHL Team:  Toronto Maple Leafs
Favourite NHL Player:  Carey Price/Jonathan Quick
Favourite Shootout Move:  None
Favourite Goal Celebration:  None
Favourite Food:  Steak
Favourite Breakfast Food:  Waffles
Ideal Pre Game Meal:  Barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes, and spinach with water to drink.
What do you do to get ready for a game:  Listen to music, and relax in my bed, to relax my mind.
Best moment in Hockey Career:  Playing for Team Finland in a cross-swap game, and then exchanging jerseys with the other goalie.
In 10 years you will find me:  My main goal.... And I WILL achieve it.
Favourite Video Game:  FIFA 15
Favourite Movie:  Kicking and Screaming
Favourite Actor/Actress:  Will Ferrell
Favourite Website:  YouTube
Favourite Musical Band:  Eminem
Favourite Pump-up song:  Lose yourself
Favourite TV Show:  The 100
Favourite Cartoon:  SpongeBob
Favourite Superhero:  Batman
My friends describe me as:  Crazy, funny, and smart.
Person you admire most in sports:  Jamies Reimer
Why?  Because despite the hate and insults he receives, he always ii confident in himself, and continues to move forward and not dwell on his mistakes.
Best hockey advice that you have ever received:  "No matter what the stats may say, what the experts may think, and what the commentators may have predicted, when the race is on, all bets are off"
Who gave that advice to you?  I heard it in a 2011-2012 Maple Leaf Promo video called "Heart".
Favourite Car:  Ferrari
Favourite Saying:  "Your attitude defines your altitude"
Heard it from:  Big Willy on Master Chef
When I’m not playing hockey I like to:  Play soccer, and play video games.
Other Personal Interests:  Soccer, video games, and biking.
Favourite Team in Sports Other than Hockey:  Toronto Raptors!
Best holiday that you have ever been on and when:  To Punta Cana in March 2015.
Pets… What & Who:  None

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