Grand Rapids Griffs Central Logo

Message Board
Contact Us
Training Camp
#17 Matthew Caito
Pos: D
D.O.B.: 8/13/93
From: Coto de Caza, CA
Height: 5'11
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed 1-yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 6/10/16
Plus: Strong skater with good speed and lateral movement... Plays larger than size... Willing shot blocker... Great first pass... Able to carry the puck up ice...
Minus: Lack of size for pro defenseman... Needs to get stronger...
Organizational Comments:
What GRC says: Summer 2016 Caito is a darkhorse to start the season with the Griffins, but the former Miami University Redhawk does bring an intriguing mix of skills to the table. Skating fuels his game and he is a tremendous skater, both in terms of speed and lateral movement. He is capable of moving the puck up ice, but is also strong on the puck and in his own end. Despite his smaller stature, Caito plays a physical game and is a willing shot blocker.

Role: Two-way defenseman
Projection: Depth Defender


6/10/16 Signed 1-yr contract with Grand Rapids (AHL)