Joe Matte

Like long time St. Louis Flyers teammate Joe Carbol, Joe Matte finally got a chance to play in the NHL in 1942-43 thanks to World War II.

Both Matte and Carbol got their only games in the NHL thanks to the Hawks depleted blue line due to World War II. Matte appeared in 12 games, picking up 2 assists.

Bourget, Ontario's Joe Matte, the father of NFL football player Tom Matte, should not be not confused with Vankleek Hill, Ontario's Joe Matte. That Joe Matte also played in the National Hockey League a good decade earlier.

Joe Matte suffered from emphysema and died in Los Angeles in 1988.


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