Pirates pick up Lashoff from Bridgeport

The Portland Pirates have acquired defenseman Matt Lashoff via trade from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

In exchange, the Pirates have sent forward Dyson Stevenson to Bridgeport.

Lashoff, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman from East Greenbush, N.Y., played 11 games for Bridgeport this season, scoring one goal and three assists for four points while recording 22 penalty minutes.

Prior to signing a one-year AHL contract with the Sound Tigers on Jan. 12, the 28-year-old Lashoff began the season in the Kontinental Hockey League, skating in 23 games for Metallurg Novokuznetsk and collecting two assists and 14 penalty minutes.

Selected in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins, Lashoff is in his ninth year as a pro. He has played a total of 74 NHL games with Boston, Tampa Bay and Toronto, tallying one goal, 15 assists and 59 penalty minutes.

Lashoff has played in a total of 323 AHL games over his career with Providence, Norfolk, Toronto and Bridgeport, registering 43 goals and 113 assists for 156 points. He participated in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2007 and 2008.

Stevenson, a 6-foot, 185-pound right wing from Shaunavon, Sask., signed with the Pirates on Apr. 24, 2014. He has eight goals and eight assists for 16 points along with 104 penalty minutes in 46 ECHL games with Gwinnett this season, and also skated in two games with Portland.

A 21-year-old rookie, Stevenson played four seasons of junior hockey with Regina (WHL). Last season, he posted 76 points (38 goals, 38 assists) and 121 penalty minutes in 66 games.