Matt Smaby

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Matt Smaby
Matt Smaby 2007.jpg
Born (1984-10-14) October 14, 1984 (age 29)
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
EHC München
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2003
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2006–present

Matthew Charles Smaby (born October 14, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with EHC Red Bull München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Smaby was drafted 41st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Smaby had a three-year collegiate career with the University of North Dakota. He made his professional debut during the 2006–07 season playing for the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Smaby made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in the 2007–08 season playing 14 games with the Lightning.

Smaby did not receive a qualifying offer from Tampa Bay after the 2010-11 season and became an unrestricted free agent. On July 14, 2011 Smaby signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.[1]

On June 6, 2013, Smaby signed his first European contract on a one-year deal with EHC München of the German DEL.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 U. of North Dakota WCHA 39 1 6 7 81
2004–05 U. of North Dakota WCHA 42 1 2 3 86
2005–06 U. of North Dakota WCHA 46 4 15 19 113
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 2 14 16 43
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 58 1 5 6 66
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 0 0 0 12
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 25 2 4 6 30
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 43 0 4 4 50
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 33 0 2 2 27
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 7 0 2 2 9
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 32 0 0 0 17
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 30 2 7 9 46
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 26 0 4 4 16
2013–14 EHC München DEL 42 3 13 16 64 3 0 0 0 10
NHL totals 122 0 6 6 106

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2005–06
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2006 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks ink Smaby to One-Year deal". Anaheim Ducks. 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Munich olbigated to Matt Smaby" (in German). EHC München. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  3. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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