Shawn Matthias (C)
Acquired: Traded from Detroit to Florida along with a second round selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for RW Todd Bertuzzi on February 27, 2007. Detroit Red Wings’ second-round selection (47th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Last Season: Assisted on two goals in 16 NHL games with the Florida Panthers...Received four NHL recalls...Totaled 20 points (10+10) and 16 PIM in 61 games in his rookie season with the Amerks...Registered an assist in his first game back in the lineup against Manitoba on 3/18 after missing five games with an injury...Missed five games (3/07-3/15) with an injury...Notched two points (1+1) and was +2 at Hamilton on 2/27 to earn second star honors...Had a four-game point streak (2+2) from 2/08 to 2/13...Notched three points (2+1) against Hamilton on 1/11 to earn first star honors...Received his first NHL recall of the season on 10/30 and played that night for the Panthers...Scored his first goal as an Amerk, his first of the season, against Quad City on 10/24...Made his Amerks debut on 10/10 against Syracuse
2007-08: Scored the first two goals of his NHL career on 1/19 against the Washington Capitals...Made his NHL debut against New Jersey on 1/18...Registered five points (3+2) to lead Team Canada to the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship Gold Medal...Scored a goal at the 2008 OHL All-Star Game as a member of the East...Completed his fourth season with Belleville, recording an OHL career-best 79 points (32+47) and a +21 rating in only 53 games to finish third on the team...Led the team, averaging 1.49 points per game
2006-07: Tallied an OHL career-best 38 regular season goals and 13 postseason goals for 73 points and 18 points, respectively...Finished third on the team in scoring after notching 73 points (38+35) and a +11 rating...Finished second on the team in postseason scoring with 18 points (13+5)...Was one of four players to average a point per game...Finished 19th among the OHL’s top scorers
2005-06: Racked up 34 points (13+21) and 42 PIM in his second season with Belleville
2004-05: Had two points (1+1) and 15 PIM in his rookie season with Belleville