Island's Irwin Fitting in Nicely with Sharks

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Island's Irwin Fitting in Nicely with Sharks
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In a star-studded lockerroom, Matt Irwin could have been mistaken for a fan Sunday morning. After all, the Brentwood Bay, B.C. native talked enthusiastically about idolizing Trevor Linden while playing for the Nanaimo Clippers. But the talk among teammates was how the undrafted San Jose Sharks defenceman has made a seamless rookie transition to the NHL. He even unloaded a heavy slapshot for his first career goal Saturday.

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