Matthew Haywood

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Matthew Haywood
Geburtstag: 27. Dezember 1990
Geburtsort: Doncaster (England)
Größe: 1,78 m
Gewicht: 73 kg
Position Center
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Karriere Sheffield Steelhawks
Sheffield Spartans
Sheffield Scimitars
Sheffield Steelers
Braehead Clan

Matthew Haywood wurde am 27. Dezember 1990 in Doncaster (England) geboren und ist ein aktiver Eishockeyspieler, der aktuell bei Braehead Clan in der Elite Ice Hockey League spielt.



Sheffield Steelhawks

2005 - 2008

Sheffield Spartans

2006 - 2009

Sheffield Scimitars

2006 - 2010


26.05.2009 - Scimitars Strengthen from Within
oach Jon Rowbotham re-signs some Sheffield Steel and gives a rookie contract to a bright prospect as the Scimitars' roster begins to take shape!

The Sheffield Scimitars are delighted to announce that three homegrown players have committed to the team for next season, Lee Haywood, Stevie Duncombe and Matt Haywood. All three have bright futures in the EPL according to Head Coach Rowbotham who said, "I am really happy with these latest signings as I try to piece together my playing jigsaw for the new campaign, things are coming together and I hope to be able to add to the roster over the next few days."

Both Lee Haywood and Stevie Duncombe are returning players and Matt Haywood is making the step-up from ENL where he played for the Spartans last term. Of his new players Rowbotham said, "Lee was tremendous last season and I am really glad he is back on board." Haywood, who has come through the junior system, was a consistent performer last season and he is a player with a great attitude.

Rowbotham believes he can help Haywood reach the heights he aspires to and has already started to mentor the player who he says "has great all round ability". Many people think that Haywood's greatest attribute is his vision on the ice, he's a player who can thread the needle from large distances with a defence splitting pass to create goal-scoring chances. Haywood recently travelled to China to compete for the GB Universities team where his performances were said to be at an Elite level. Rowbotham added, "Lee's mind set is exactly what I'm looking for from all of the players and I know he will not disappoint me".

Signing on alongside side Lee is his younger brother Matt who was a major force in the ENL side last term. A top points accumulator, the younger Haywood played a big part in the success of the team with his relentless game play and great understanding of both offensive and defensive strategies. Matt iced many times in the EPL last season where he made quite an impact. Rowbotham said "I thought Matty fitted-in well, not looking out of place in the EPL and I am willing to give him an opportunity this season as I think he will relish this challenge which will help his development". Such is Haywood's desire for success in hockey that he will spending 8 weeks over the summer in North America where he will be working hard on and off ice in preparation for the season ahead which should ensure that he will be at his best for the first puck drop when the season gets underway in September.

The third player announced is Stevie Duncombe who will be considered to be an old hand on the Scimitars' roster. Duncombe is a guy with a strong frame and who has earned the respect in the EPL. He has played in Sheffield for many years and has matured into a reliable defenseman who contributes in many areas of the game. Duncombe carries a powerful point shot, he has good positional sense in all zones and he reads the game well which leads to good gap control on the play. Rowbotham said, "Stevie has played for many years at the Elite League level and I certainly believe he can get back there. He is a top flight player and has proved his worth competing for GB and the Scimitars". He added "I am really happy Stevie will be playing for us next season, I am sure he will be solid performer".

These latest signings by Rowbotham confirm the Scimitars' commitment to local talent and this is a point made by Director Ian Johnson who said "Our supporters are craving for information about our new signings and this is something I can understand. I hope that people will see how we are building on the foundations laid by the previous regime, and with a strong bond from a junior set-up I am sure the Scimitars can reclaim former glories. It's been a busy summer already and I'd like to thank our followers for their patience as we are working hard to get the best group of players on the ice for next season."

Sheffield Scimitars will continue to announce further players over the coming weeks in readiness for the new season which starts third week of September.

Sheffield Steelers

2009 - 2010

Braehead Clan

seit 2010


06.04.2011 - Second player set to return to Clan next season
Braehead Clan are today delighted and proud to announce that 2010/2011’s # 11, Matt Haywood, will be returning to the Clan roster for the 2011/2012 season. We are only a few days in to the official off season and already we have two of the Clan fan favourites returning. So far Coach Bruce Richardson is set to return and now the Clan’s "Most Improved" award winner from the Clan Awards a few weeks back, will also rejoin the Clan ranks when the season starts up again. The 20 year old Brit is looking forward to the summer break but can't wait to get back to Braehead and rejoin Coach Richardson and his 2011/2012 team mates. Speaking to Haywood after signing on the dotted line he said; "I am really happy to sign for Coach Richardson and the Clan for a second season. I really feel that my game and attitude has improved this season and I think Bruce is a fantastic coach and I know he will help me become a better player. Of course I’m looking forward to a break, as we’ve all worked s hard these past 6 months, but I am also really looking forward to the start of season 2 and can't wait to ice for the Clan again.”

Coach Richardson was also happy to have Matt as his second signing for 2011/2012; "I am really pleased that Matt has decided to sign for the Clan again. He won the "Most Improved" award for 2010/2011 because he put his heart and soul into the season. He worked hard on and off the ice and really came developed and showcased himself. He progressed so much in one season and with the right training and guidance he could be one of the top British players in this league. I can see him taking on more responsibility next season, especially with the league dropping to 10 imports. It is really important to find and keep good Brits and we were so lucky in finding and keeping hold of Matt. I wanted to make sure he came back for a second season with us so was keen to get him signed as soon as I could as I knew he could get snapped up. I know that with Matt on our team he will play a huge part in what i hope will be a bigger and better second season success".