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Matt Koalska

Matt Koalska  #40

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NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: May 16, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: St. Paul, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: NSH / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (154th overall)
First All-Conference Schoolboy Team (1999) First All-State Schoolboy Team (1999) Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 11, 2004. Traded to Ottawa by NY Islanders for Tomas Malec, January 5, 2007.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final