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Matthew Lombardi

Matthew Lombardi

Center
BIRTHDATE: March 18, 1982
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (90th overall)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2002) Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup - Leading Scorer) (2002) Traded to Phoenix by Calgary with Brandon Prust and Calgary's 1st round choice (Brandon Gormley) in 2010 Entry Draft for Olli Jokinen and Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Josh Birkholz) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 2, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to head injury at Chicago, October 13, 2010. Traded to Toronto by Nashville with Cody Franson for Robert Slaney, Brett Lebda and Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Zachary Pochiro) in 2013 Entry Draft, July 3, 2011. Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Phoenix/Arizona's 4th round choice (John Piccinich) in 2014 Entry Draft, January 16, 2013. Traded to Anaheim by Phoenix for Brandon McMillan, April 3, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), August 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 16, 2014.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday