skip navigation
Home Team Schedule News Fans #PlayMNBox Shop Community

Kiel Matisz

#46 Kiel Matisz

Kiel Matisz News:

  • Down But Not Out

  • 02/23/2014, 7:15pm CST, By Brent Hollerud
  • Swarm stage second half comeback for huge win at Philadelphia
  • Read More

#46 Kiel Matisz

Position Defenseman
Height 6'5''
Weight 215
College Robert Morris
Hometown Stoney Creek, Otario
Summer Team Brooklin Redmen
DOB June 8, 1989
Shoots Right
Years Pro 2
Acquired Entry Draft/12


2015 Recap: Scored 29 points (9g, 20a) and gathered 58 loose balls in 11 games...  Notable Performances: Recorded four goals and eight loose balls against Rochester (5/2)... Scored two points (1g, 1a) and gathered four loose balls against Edmonton (4/25)... Dished out an assist and gathered three loose balls against New England (3/14)... Recorded six points (1g, 5a) at Vancouver (2/28)... Scored four points, (2g, 2a) and picked up seven loose balls at Toronto (2/14)... Dished out an assist and gathered five loose balls against Toronto (2/13)... Recorded five loose balls against Rochester (2/6)... Scored three points (1g, 2a) and gathered eight loose balls at Buffalo (1/30)... Tallied two assists and nine loose balls at New England (1/24)... Recorded two assists and two loose balls at Edmonton (1/10)… Dished out three assists and notched five loose balls against Colorado (1/3).


2013: Notched four points (2g, 2a) and five loose balls at ROC (5/4)... tallied six points (3g, 3a) in playoff debut at TOR (4/28)


2014: Recorded 36 points (22g, 14a) and 46 loose ball in 18 games…Notable Performances: Recorded 4 points (2g, 2a) against COL (4/19)…Tallied two goals and an assist against ROC (4/4)...Picked up two assists in overtime win against BUF (3/23)...Scored two goals and corralled five loose balls against TOR (3/16)...Put up three points (2g, 1a) and corralled five loose balls at BUF (3/8)...Scored two goals and picked up four loose balls at PHI (2/23)...Tallied a pair of goals and gathered five loose balls at TOR (2/22)...Scored three points (2g, 1a) at PHI (1/18)...Tallied three points (2g, 1a) while corralling six loose balls at VAN (1/11)...Scored a goal and an assist in season opener at ROC (12/28)…2013: Posted 62 points (29g, 33a) and 70 loose balls in 16 games during his rookie season... was awarded a league high four NLL Rookie of the Week awards as well as the NLL Rookie of the Month award for April... named to the NLL All-Rookie team... Finished as the runner-up in the Rookie of the Year voting... Notable Performances: Posted three points (1g, 2a) vs COL (4/20)...Tallied five points (2g, 3a) at COL (4/13)...Scored five points (4g, 1a) at PHI (4/7)...Recorded two goals and three assists vs BUF (4/6)...Set career-highs with seven points and five assists vs PHI (3/29)...Tallied five points (1g, 4a) vs. EDM (2/24)...scored three times and grabbed seven loose balls at EDM (2/22)...Scored two power play goals in addition to three assists vs CGY (2/16)...Recorded three points (2g, 1a) for the second straight week and scooped up five loose balls vs TOR (2/8)...Scored three points (1g, 2a) and four loose balls at COL (2/2)...Grabbed second straight hat trick with five points (3g, 2a) and five loose balls vs WASH (1/26)...Recorded first career hat trick, scoring three goals and two assists at TOR (1/25)...Dished out his first career NLL assist as well as six loose balls in his debut at BUF (1/12).


The Stoney Creek, Ontario, native was named the 2012 NEC Player of the Year and NEC Offensive Player of the Year… The three-time All-NEC First Team selection was a 2012 Tewaaraton Award nominee and ended his season with 40 goals and 24 assists in 15 games… He set the single-season school record for points and posted the second most in goals and assists.… Fifth in points per game with 4.27 and 10th in goals per game with 2.67… Matisz produced two of his best performances against a pair of squads that both reached the NCAA Quarterfinals this season. He netted six points (3g, 3a) against Denver before following that up by notching seven points (6g, 1a) against Colgate. The RMU men's lacrosse team registered a program-record 11 wins in 2012, including running through NEC play undefeated to claim the conference's regular-season title. The Colonials knocked off a pair of nationally-ranked squads during the campaign, including a 9-7 road victory at Ohio State…Matisz helped RMU lead the nation in scoring offense…In 2011, he posted a career-high 20 assists last season, ranking among the Top 40 nationally in assists per game… He also set new career highs in both ground balls (34) and caused turnovers (nine), while tallying 16 goals… In 2010, he ranked third in points (26)… Scored 28 goals; fourth on the team… Had a monster sophomore season as he recorded 46 points (28 goals, 18 assists) in just 15 games to rank among the Top 50 nationally in points per contest… He also claimed Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Rookie honors after his 2009 season, in which he totaled 20 points as a freshman… Matisz has not missed a game in his entire career, playing in 46 contests thus far, and has quickly climbed the charts in the RMU record book…. Matisz had 14 career hat tricks along with 41 multi-point games and 26 multi-goal games over his four years.


Played the 2011 season with the Brooklin Redmen and recorded 36 points (15g, 21a) while also going 9-for-26 on faceoffs… Was the first overall selection in the 2011 MSL Draft… Played for the Burlington Chiefs Junior “A” team from 2006-10… In 2010, he was honored as the winner of the Bobby Allan Award as the top scorer in the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior “A” circuit after notching 108 points (59g, 49a)… Named a First Team All-Star... Winner of the Dennis MacIntosh Award as the Junior “A” MVP… Also, captured the B.J. Evans Award as the top graduating player in the Junior “A” series.


Selected by the Hamilton Nationals in the seventh round (55th overall) of the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft … Made his MLL debut on May 12.


Played for team Canada in the U-19 games and tallied 13 goals and four assists in 2008.


Selected by Minnesota in the first round (third overall) in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft (10/2/12).

Regular Season Statistics

2015 Minnesota 11 9 20 29 3 1 48 58 4 10 0/0 0.0
2014 Minnesota 18 22 14 36 5 1 102 46 7 13 0/0 0.0
2013 Minnesota 16 29 33 62 11 2 101 70 8 4 0/0 0.0
Total 45 60 67 127 19 4 251 174 19 27 0/0 0.0

Postseason Statistics

2013 Minnesota 2 5 5 10 0 0 8 6 0 0 0/0 0.0
Total 2 5 5 10 0 0 8 6 0 0 0/0 0.0