Matt Smaby (D)
Draft: 2003, Tampa Bay, Round 2 (161st Overall)
Acquired: Signed to an AHL Standard Player’s Contract on 09/26/12
Scored a goal in his Syracuse (AHL) debut on 01/07/12 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… 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 2010-11… 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 2009-10… 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 2008-09… 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)… 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 Hartford… Made his Admirals debut on 10/26/07 vs. Philadelphia… 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 Hartford… 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 Sioux…Captained North Dakota to the NCAA Frozen Four for two consecutive seasons…Tied for third on the team in +/- rating with a plus-20 in 2005-06…Named to the All-WCHA Third Team in 2005-06…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 86…Led all UND rookie defensemen in games played during the 2003-04 season.