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Matthew Carle
Matthew Carle
Number: 25
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 197
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 25, 1984  (Age 31)
Birthplace: Anchorage, AK, United States
Drafted: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (47th overall)
2014-15 SEASON: Played in 59 games with the Lightning, recording 4 goals and 18 points to go along with 26 penalty minutes…Missed 23 games from 1/17-3/12 with an abdominal injury…Ranked 2nd on the Lightning for blocked shots with 104…Recorded a season-high 4 game point streak from 12/29-1/4 (1 goal, 3 assists)…Ranked 3rd on the Bolts for average time on ice (20:29)…2015 Playoffs: Played in 25 playoff games with the Bolts, recording 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes…Ranked 2nd on the Bolts for blocked shots with 37.

2013-14 SEASON: Skated in 82 games with the Lightning, posting 2 goals and 31 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes…1 of 3 players to skate in all 82 games this season for the Lightning…Ranked 2nd on the Lightning defense for points with 31…Ranked 1st on the Bolts with 161 blocked shots and was 2nd for average TOI (22:11)…Recorded a career-high 7-game point/assist streak from Jan. 1-13 (9 assists)…Set a Lightning franchise record with a +6 rating on Jan. 11 at PHI...Named an assistant captain at the beginning of the season…2014 Playoffs: Skated in all 4 Lightning postseason games, notching a goal…2012-13: Played in all 48 games with the Lightning, collecting 5 goals and 22 points to go along with 4 penalty minutes…1 of 5 Lightning players to skate in all 48 games during the season…Ranked 1st among Lightning blueliners for goals, assists (17) and points…Led the Lightning in average time on ice (23:44)…Ranked 2nd on the club for blocked shots with 87…Posted a point in 9 of the final 15 games of the season, registering 2 goals and 9 assists during that stretch…Recorded a career-high 5-game point streak from 3/29 through 4/7 (1 goal, 6 assists)…Skated in a Lightning season-high 30:06 TOI on 3/18 vs. PHI…Represented the USA in the 2013 IIHF World Championships and helped them win the Bronze Medal…2011-12: Played in 82 games for the second consecutive season with the Philadelphia Flyers, posting 4 goals and 38 points to go along with a career-high 36 penalty minutes…Led the Flyers with 23:01 time on ice per game…1 of 3 Flyers to skate in all 82 games…Recorded his 100th assist as a Flyer on 1/22 vs. BOS…Recorded 3 assists and a +2 rating on 12/15 at MTL…Notched a season-high 4-game point streak (12/8-12/15, 1 goal, 6 assists)…Recorded 1st point (assist) of the season on 10/8 at NJD… 2012 Playoffs: Skated in 11 postseason games, tallying 2 goals and 6 points...Ranked 1st on the Flyers defense in playoff goals, assists (4) and points...2010-11: Played in all 82 games for the 1st time in his career with the Flyers, tallying a goal and career-high 39 assists for 40 points…Recorded a career-high and ranked 1st (tie) on Philadelphia with a +30 rating…Led all Flyer defensemen and ranked 3rd on the team in assists…Ranked 3rd on the Flyers in average TOI (21:59)…Ranked tied for 5th in the NHL in plus/minus…Led all NHL defensemen with 37 even strength assists…Played in his 200th game as a Flyer on 2/15 at TBL…Scored lone goal of the season on 12/5 at NYI…Recorded 100th career NHL assist on 10/21 at ANA…2011 Playoffs: Appeared in 11 games with the Flyers, collecting 4 assists and 2 penalty minutes…2009-10: Played in 80 games with the Flyers, recording 6 goals and 35 points with 16 penalty minutes…Recipient of the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the Flyer who has most improved from the previous season, as voted by his teammates…Ranked 2nd on the Flyers with a +19 rating and average ice time (23:23)…Scored the game-tying goal on 4/11 vs. NYR to force overtime and an eventual shootout in final regular season game, which the Flyers won to clinch a playoff berth…Missed 2 games with a bruised foot…Played in his 300th career NHL game on 3/23 at OTT…Registered 4 assists in the 2nd period on 10/6 vs. WSH to set a Flyers record for most assists in a period by a defenseman, tying the NHL mark (last time occurred – Rob Blake, 2nd period, LAK vs. CGY on 1/29/98)….Played in his 100th game as a Flyer on 12/23 at TBL…Set a career-high in time on ice (32:03) on 10/10 vs. ANA…Recorded a 4-game point streak (10/3-10/10, 1 goal, 7 assists)…His goal on 10/31 vs. CAR was his 100th NHL point…2010 Playoffs: Appeared in 23 playoff games, tallying a goal and 13 points…1st Flyer to have 4 assists in a playoff game since 2000 (Recchi)…1st Flyer defenseman and 2nd Flyer player to ever record a +5 rating in a playoff game…2008-09: Split the season between the Flyers and Lightning…Began the season with Tampa Bay, recording a goal and 2 points before being traded to Philadelphia on 11/7…Skated in 64 games with the Flyers, notching 4 goals and 24 points with 16 penalty minutes…Established a career-high with 2 game-winning goals…Ranked 2nd on Philadelphia in blocked shots with 142 and 2nd on team defense with 5 goals…Missed 5 games (12/2-12/11) with a lower body injury…Recorded the game-winning goal, his 1st goal as a Flyer, on 11/26 at CAR…2009 Playoffs: Played in 6 playoff games with Philadelphia, registering 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes…Ranked tied for 2nd on the Flyers with 3 assists…2007-08: Played in 62 games with the San Jose Sharks, tallying 2 goals and 15 points with 26 penalty minutes…Signed a 4-year contract extension with the Sharks on 11/21…2008 Playoffs: Played in 11 postseason games with San Jose, recording 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes…2006-07: Played in 77 games in his 1st full NHL season, registering career-highs in goals (11), points (42) and power play goals (8)…Led all Shark defensemen in goals, assists, points and power play goals…Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team…Notched a season-high 5-game point streak (2/24-3/4, 2 goals, 4 assists)…1st among rookie defensemen and tied for 6th among all NHL rookies in points…Ranked 4th in power play points (26), power play goals (8) and power play assists (16) among all NHL rookies…Set Sharks record for a single season in goals by a rookie defenseman (11) and power play goals by a defenseman…Selected to the Western Conference Team for the YoungStars Game…His 12 points in October were the 3rd most in NHL history by a rookie defenseman (Rob Blake in 1990 with 14 points & Brian Leetch in 1988 with 13 points)…2007 Playoffs: Made his NHL playoff debut, posting 3 assists in 11 games with the Sharks…2005-06: Played in 12 games with San Jose following his collegiate career, collecting 3 goals and 6 points with 14 penalty minutes…Scored a goal in his NHL debut on 3/25 at MIN…Signed NHL contract on 3/19…College Career: Played 3 seasons for the University of Denver Pioneers of the WCHA (2003-06), recording 29 goals and 122 points with 159 penalty minutes in 112 games…Is Denver’s 4th-leading scorer among defensemen, tied for 2nd among defensemen in assists and 8th among defenseman in goals…Won the Hobey Baker Award in 2006 (1st Denver player to win award)…Named to the WCHA First All-Star Team, to the NCAA West First All-Star Team and WCHA Player of the Year in 2006…2005-06: Played in 39 games with the Pioneers, collecting 11 goals and 53 points with 58 penalty minutes…Ranked tied for 1st on Denver in points and 1st in assists (42)…Led all NCAA players in assists and tied for 5th in points…Led all NCAA defenseman in goals…2004-05: Played in 43 games with Denver, collecting a college-high 13 goals and 44 points…Led all Pioneer defensemen in goals, assists and points…Ranked tied for 2nd on Denver in assists…Helped Denver win their 2nd consecutive NCAA Championship and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team…Led WCHA defensemen in scoring and finished 2nd in the nation in points per game by a defenseman…Named to the WCHA First All-Star Team and NCAA West First All-Star Team…2003-04: Played 1st college season for Denver, posting 5 goals and 26 points in 30 games…Ranked 2nd on the Pioneers defense in assists with 21...Ranked tied for 6th among WCHA defensemen in scoring and was tied for 5th among all WCHA freshmen scorers...International: Skated in 10 games with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, recording 2 assists…Won a bronze medal with Team USA…Played in 6 games for Team USA at the IIHF World Championships in 2004 in the Czech Republic, recording a goal and 4 penalty minutes…Won the Bronze Medal with Team USA with a 1-0 shootout win over Slovakia...Became 1st American-born player to capture World Junior and NCAA Championships in the same season…Captured the Gold Medal with Team USA at the World Under 18 Championships in 2002.