Tampa Bay Lightning
Matt Smaby
MattSmaby
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 6"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 230
BIRTHDATE: 10/14/1984
BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, USA
DRAFTED: TBL: 2003-41 overall
2008-09: Leads all TBL defensemen in hits with 120 ... Has 15 hits in the previous 4 games ... Logged a career high for ice time with 26:00, landing 4 hits and blocking 3 shots 4/3 at NJD.
Season Highs: G: - A: 1(3x,last-2/12 vs. TOR) P: 1(3x,last-2/12 vs. TOR)
TOI: 26:00(4/3 at NJD) +/-: +1(9x,last-4/7 vs. PIT) SOG: 2(6x,last-4/4 at NYI)
Hits: 7(2x,last-4/4 at NYI) Blkd Shts: 5(2x,last-3/26 at MTL)
Shootout Statistics: Career: 0-0 (.000) - 2008-09: 0-0 (.000)
Drafted: By TBL in the 2nd Rd, 41st overall, in 2003.
CAREER NOTES
2006-07: Made his professional debut with Springfield and scored 2 goals with 16 points … Scored his first professional goal on his first professional shot 10/7 at HFD … Played in 66 of 67 games before being recalled to Tampa Bay … Signed by the Lightning on 4/14/06.  College Career: Captained the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux that reached the NCAA Frozen Four for two consecutive seasons … As a junior, Smaby skated in 45 games in 2005-06 and scored 4 goals while dishing out 15 assists … Was tied for third on the team in +/- rating with a plus-20 … Was also named to the All-WCHA Third Team … Was a 3-year letterman … 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 … Also led all UND rookie defensemen in games played during the 2003-04 season.