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Matt Smaby
Matt Smaby
Defenseman
((SMAY-bee, MAT))
Number: 32
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 230
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 14, 1984
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Drafted: TBL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (41st overall)
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.