When he was 3, his father built an ice rink in the backyard of their East Greenbush, N.Y. home for him and his brother, Brian. Almost immediately he was hooked, and Matt's career path was set.
But there also was that whole music thing. Lashoff's father is an accomplished guitarist who had played in bands since Matt was born. He taught Matt the love of the guitar at an early age.
Fast forward 23 years later and it's no wonder Lashoff finds himself living a double life -- rugged, crease-clearing defenseman for the Maple Leafs by day; guitarist/singer/songwriter by night.