Matt Stajan
Matt Stajan
Flames - Centre
NUMBER: 18
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 192
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 19/12/1983
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: TOR: 2002-57 overall

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010-11:
Injured during the pre-season and missed the first two games Oct.7-10 ... made his season debut on Oct.14 ... tied a career high with three assists and went 12/17 (71%) in the face-off circle on Oct.16 ... picked up a pair of assists on Oct.22 ... scored his first goal of the season on Oct.28 ... missed Nov.24- 26 with a head injury ... played in his 500th career game on Dec.20 ... scored against his former team (TOR) on Jan.15 ... had a pair of assists on Jan.24 ... scored his fourth goal of the season on Feb.1 ... scored a short handed goal on Feb.14 ... netted his 6th goal on Mar.1

2009-10: Posted a four-game point streak (Jan. 5-9) with five points (2 G, 3 A) in that span ... registered three points (2 G, 1 A) and was named first star Dec. 12 vs. WSH ... registered 200th career NHL point with a goal Dec. 1 @ MTL ... posted a four-game point streak (Nov. 13-19) with five points (2 G, 3 A) in that span ... played in 400th NHL game Oct. 30 @ BUF ... tied a career-high with three assists Oct. 26 @ ANA ... led the Maple Leafs in power-play goals (7) was is second in assists (23) and points (39), and third in goals (16) at time of trade to Calgary on Jan.31 ... Played first game with the Flames on Feb.1 ... scored his first goal (game winner) as a Flame on Feb.3 vs. CAR ... had his first multi-point game (1 G, 1 A) with the Flameson Feb.9 @ OTT ... s igned a multi-year contract with Calgary on March. 1 ... scored the game winning goal on March. 5 vs. N.J.

2008-09
: Played 76 games for Toronto collecting 55 points (15 goals, 40 assists) with 54 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on the team in assists and faceoff percentage (51.4%). Ranked 2nd (tie) in shorthanded goals. Ranked 3rd in points and hits (116). Set career highs in assists, points, power-play goals (5) and penalty minutes. Did not dress and was a healthy scratch Oct. 13. Collected 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) Oct. 29 at New Jersey. Registered a 5- game point streak (3 goals, 4 assists) Oct. 23 - Nov. 1. Collected 3 assists in a period, tying Maple Leafs record for most assists in a period, Nov. 13 at Edmonton. Registered a career high 6-game point streak (2 goals, 8 assists) Nov. 4 – 15. Collected 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) Dec. 22 at Atlanta. Missed 5 games due to eye injury (Dec. 28 - Jan. 6). Collected 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) Feb. 14 vs. Pittsburgh. Registered a 5-game assist streak (5 assists) Feb. 26 – Mar. 7. Collected 100th career NHL assist Feb. 28 at Ottawa. Did not score on 1 shootout attempt.

2007-08: Registered a career-high in games played (82-tie) and goals (16). Registered 7 multi-point games. Collected a career-high (tie) 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and 100th career NHL point (assist) Oct. 11 vs. the NY Islanders. Scored 50th career goal Jan. 15 vs. Carolina. Collected 3 assists in a period, tying Maple Leafs record for most assists in a period, Feb. 25 at Ottawa (2nd period). Played 300th career NHL game Mar. 4 vs. New Jersey. Scored career-high 16th goal and played a season-high (24:43) Mar. 22 at Ottawa.

2006-07:
Registered a career-high in games played (82-tie), assists (29), points (39) and shots (132). Ranked 1st (tie) on team in games played. Scored 1st goal of season Oct. 7 vs. Montreal. Collected 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) Oct. 12 at New Jersey. Collected a career-high 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) Jan. 4 at Boston. Played 200th career NHL game and collected 2 assists Jan. 27 vs. Montreal. Registered a season-high 4-game point-streak (5 assists) Jan. 16 – 27. Collected 2 assists, including 50th career assist, Mar. 10 vs. Ottawa. Maple Leafs nominee for King Clancy Trophy, which is awarded to the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy contribution in his community.

2005-06:
Ranked 1st (tie) in the NHL in shorthanded points (8), 8th (tie) in goals (4) and 3rd (tie) in assists (4). Registered a career-high in powerplay goals (3), shorthanded goals (4), game-winning goals (5), and penalty minutes (50). Registered 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) Nov. 3 at Carolina. Registered 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) Dec. 19 vs. the NY Islanders. Missed 1 game as a healthy scratch.

2004-05: Finished 1st on St. John’s of the American Hockey League in games played (80-tie), 1st in shorthanded goals (2), 2nd in shots (201), 3rd in goals (23), 3rd in points (43), 3rd in game-winning goals (4-tie) and 5th in powerplay goals (6). Registered a season- high (tie) 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) Jan. 19 at Hershey. Registered a season-high (tie) 4 points Mar. 26 atManitoba. Registered a season-high 7-game point-streak (6 goals, 5 assists) Apr. 2 – 15. Led St. John’s in playoff goals (tie) and points (tie).

2003-04: Ranked 7th among NHL rookies in goals (14- tie), 10th in plus/minus (+7-tie), 13th in points (27-tie) and 18th in assists (13-tie). Played in the NHL YoungStars Game collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Registered 1st career NHL assist Oct. 16 at New Jersey. Scored 1st goal of the season Oct. 20 at the NY Islanders. Registered 1st career NHL multipoint game (1 goal, 1 assist) Feb. 14 vs. Buffalo. Registered a season-high (tie) 3-game point and goal-streak (3 goals, 2 assists) Feb. 14 – 17. Assigned to St. John’s of the American Hockey League Mar. 6 but did not see action. Recalled from St. John’s Mar. 9. Made NHL playoff debut Apr. 16 vs. Ottawa.

2002-03:
Played 1 game for Toronto scoring 1 goal. Scored 1st career NHL goal in 1st career NHL game Apr. 5 vs. Ottawa. Played 1 game for St. John’s of the American Hockey League collecting 1 assist. Registered 1st career AHL point (assist) in 1st career AHL game Apr. 4 vs. Manitoba. Represented Canada at the World Junior Championships and won the Silver Medal. Played 7 tournament games collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Spent the majority of the season with Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League. Ranked 5th in the OHL in assists (60), 5th in shorthanded goals (5-tie), 5th in plus/minus (+41) and 8th in points (94). Led the team in assists, points, plus/minus, powerplay goals (11) and shorthanded goals. Led Belleville during the playoffs in assists (8) and points (13). 2001-02: Played for Belleville and named the OHL Eastern Conference’s Most Underrated Player and was a finalist as the Best Defensive Forward in the OHL Coaches Poll. Ranked 6th in the OHL in plus/minus (+36). Played for the OHL Eastern Conference All-Stars at the Hershey Cup collecting 3 assists.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

2002-03: Represented Canada at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championships... played six tournament games and collected two points (1G, 1A) in helping Canada earn a silver medal.

JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS


Played 182 games over 3 seasons for the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls ... recorded 70 goals with 130 assists for 206 points over his OHL career ... 2002-03: Ranked 5th in the OHL in assists (60), 5th in shorthanded goals (5-tie), 5th in plus/minus (+41) and 8th in points (75) ... led the team in assists, points, plus/minus, powerplay goals (11) and shorthanded goals ... led Belleville during the playoffs in assists (8) and points (13) ... 2001-02: Named the OHL Eastern Conference’s Most Underrated Player and was a finalist as the Best Defensive Forward in the OHL Coaches Poll ... ranked 6th in the OHL in plus/minus (+36) ... played for the OHL Eastern Conference All-Stars at the Hershey Cup collecting 3 assists.