Matt Marquardt (LW)
||North Bay, ON
Originally drafted in the 7th round (194th overall) by Columbus in 2006, but has also spent time in the Boston and Edmonton organizations due to two trades ... Signed a one-way AHL contract with Charlotte on 6/6/13.
2012-13: Completed his fifth professional season and first with the Checkers ... Played in 27 regular-season games after joining Charlotte on a professional tryout contract on 2/8 ... Tied his career high in playoff points with two (1g, 1a) in four games for Charlotte ... Began the season with ECHL’s Florida Everblades, ranking third in scoring with 36 points (15g, 21a) in 44 games at the time of his departure ... Recorded first point as a Checker with an assist against his former team vs. OKC (3/4) ... Scored first goal as a Checker vs. HOU (3/10).
2011-12: Began the season in the ECHL with Bakersfield before getting traded to Florida on 1/6 ... Set single-season career highs in games played (72), goals (22), assists (20) and points (42) ... Ranked second in playoff scoring with 18 points (6g, 12a), helping the Everblades capture their first-ever Kelly Cup.
2010-11: Spent the entire season at the AHL level with Oklahoma City, recording 12 points (5g, 7a) in 63 games.
2009-10: Played a total of 46 games at the AHL level with Providence and Springfield, recording 10 points (1g, 9a) ... Played 16 games in the ECHL with Reading and Stockton, scoring five points (2g, 3a) ... Scored 10 points (6g, 4a) in 15 playoff games with Stockton.
2008-09: Set AHL career highs in games played (71), goals (9), assists (13), points (22) and penalty minutes (45) with Providence ... Recorded two points (1g, 1a) in nine playoff games.