Matt Rempe of the New York Rangers.
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Matt Rempe Reveals his Thoughts on Changing Playstyle after Suspension

Published March 22, 2024 at 6:21 PM

Matt Rempe has taken the NHL by storm in 2023-24, but after a four-game suspension, he's revealed how he feels about changing his playstyle.

In Matt Rempe's first 10 games in the NHL, he tallied just 3 points, but it was his physical play that had the whole world talking. Unfortunately, that hot streak came to an end when Matt Rempe hit New Jersey's Jonas Siegenthaler to the head, resulting in a four-game suspension.

That play followed up fights against some of the NHL's heavyweights like Ryan Reaves, Nicoalas Deslaurier and Matt Martin, but the suspension appeared to be a wakeup call for the 21-year old. With that came many concerns about the growing injuries that he was suffering, especially to the head after all these fights.

Now, after being scratched since his return from suspension, the 6-foot-7 giant has addressed everything, including the potential of changing playstyle after the suspension.

It was an accident. I thought I was going to hit the wall... Never want to see a guy get hurt or anything like that. I'm still going to play super hard, play the same way. I'm just going to make sure my hits are clean, like keep everything compact, keep everything tight... Obviously, watching back, I did, I made a mistake.

It's clear that Rempe is aware enough to know that he needs to tone down going 100% all the time, and while he's going to continue fighting and making a physical impact, he admits that he can't be like that all the time. Now, with the Rangers looking to make a Stanley Cup push, he hopes that he can get back into the lineup and make an impact for this star studded squad with the playoffs right around the corner.

Source: Matt Rempe opens up on whether he plans on changing his game after suspension
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Matt Rempe Reveals his Thoughts on Changing Playstyle after Suspension

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