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#28 Matt Lorito
Pos: LW
D.O.B.: 7/3/90
From: Oakville, Ont
Height: 5'9
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed to 2-yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 7/1/16
Plus: quick release and an accurate shot... Shifty skater who can get open...
Minus: Undersized...
Organizational Comments:
What GRC says: Summer 2016 A former junior teamate of Riley Sheahan, Lorito is a shifty skater with great offensive moves and tremendous vision. He is very competitive and is still finding his way as a pro, don't be surprised if he plays well enough to earn an audition with the parent club before his two year deal is over.
2016-17 Lorito kept up his hot hand from the first half, fought through injuries and led the team in scoring in his first season in GR. A major league sniper with great speed, the shifty skater was good at finding openings in front and using his soft hands in close to score. His scoring prowess led to first NHL action with Detroit late in the season, and he scored his first NHL point. Not as effective in the closer checking playoffs, but still scored some big goals with his deadly wrister from the circle. Matt is a dark horse to get a shot at the NHL roster with a good camp.
Role: scoring winger
Projection: NHL 4th liner


7/1/16 Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
10/8/16 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
4/6/17 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
4/10/17 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
10/2/17 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)
10/3/17 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
10/5/17 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)