Matt Smaby (D)
Draft: 2003, Tampa Bay, Round 2 (161st Overall)
Acquired: Signed to an AHL Standard Playerâ€™s Contract on 09/26/12
Scored a goal in his Syracuse (AHL) debut on 01/07/12 at Wilkes-Barre/Scrantonâ€¦ Signed a one-year deal with Anaheim (NHL) on 07/14/11
2010-11: Was plus or even in 28 of his 32 games with Tampa Bay (NHL) in 2010-11â€¦ Played in his 100th career NHL game on 12/11/10 with Tampa Bay at Vancouver. 2009-10: Ranked sixth on Tampa Bay (NHL) with 41 blocked shots and was eighth on the team with 69 hits in 2009-10â€¦ Signed a two-year contract with Tampa Bay (NHL) on 07/26/09. 2008-09: Fourth among NHL rookie defensemen (20+ GP) in average ice time (19:05) in 2008-09â€¦ In 2008-09 ranked fourth on Tampa Bay and first among team defensemen in hits (122), he also ranked fourth overall on the Lightning in blocked shots (68)â€¦ Recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on 12/27/08 with Tampa Bay vs. Florida. 2007-08: Registered an assist for his first Norfolk point on 11/14/07 at Hartfordâ€¦ Made his Admirals debut on 10/26/07 vs. Philadelphiaâ€¦ Made his NHL debut with Tampa Bay on 10/04/07 versus New Jersey. 2006-07 Scored first pro/AHL goal on first shot in first game on 10/07/06 with Springfield at Hartfordâ€¦ Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Tampa Bay (NHL) on 04/14/06.
College Career: Was a 3-year letterman with the University of North Dakota Fighting Siouxâ€¦Captained North Dakota to the NCAA Frozen Four for two consecutive seasonsâ€¦Tied for third on the team in +/- rating with a plus-20 in 2005-06â€¦Named to the All-WCHA Third Team in 2005-06â€¦Scored 6 goals and recorded 29 assists in 128 career games at North Dakota and ranked second on the team in penalty minutes in 2004-05 with 86â€¦Led all UND rookie defensemen in games played during the 2003-04 season.