Scott Matzka

Scott Matzka (May 11, 1978 – December 16, 2018) was an American professional ice hockey player.

Scott Matzka
Born (1978-05-11)May 11, 1978
Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.
Died December 16, 2018(2018-12-16) (aged 40)
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for AHL
Grand Rapids Griffins
Cleveland Barons
Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
Kalamazoo Wings
Cardiff Devils
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 20012013

Personal life

After retiring from hockey, Matzka revealed he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Following his diagnosis, he created an organization called "My Turn" to raise awareness and funds for ALS treatment.[1] He died from ALS on December 16, 2018, at the age of 40.[2]

Awards and honors

Award Year
EIHL First All-Star team 2010–11 [3]


  1. Cotsonika, Nicholas J. (September 2, 2016). "Former NHL prospect resolute in battle with ALS". Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  2. "Michigan hockey mourns death of Scott Matzka following ALS battle". The Detroit News. December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2018.

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