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Matthew Carle

Matthew Carle  #25

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: September 25, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, United States
WEIGHT: 197 DRAFTED: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (47th overall)
2015-16 - Had a shot and a blocked shot Nov. 28 vs. NYI - Recorded 2:36 shorthanded TOI Nov. 27 at WSH - Had two blocked shots and a shot in 17:40 TOI Nov. 25 vs. LAK - Ranks second on the Bolts for blocked shots (32) - Fourth on the Bolts for average even strength TOI (16:26) - Did not play Oct. 31 vs. BOS and Nov. 5 at BUF 2014-15 - Skated in 59 games for the Lightning, posting 4 goals, 14 assists and 18 points - Missed 23 games (1/17-3/12) with an abdominal injury - Recorded 104 blocked shots, which ranked second on the Lightning - Had 3 assists in 25 postseason games 2013-14 - One of 3 Lightning players to skate in all 82 regular season and 4 postseason games - Ranked 1st on the Bolts with 161 blocked shots and was 2nd for average TOI (22:11) and points (31) for a defenseman Career - Made his Stanley Cup Final debut in 2010 with Philadelphia - Tallied career highs for assists (39) and points (40) with Philadelphia in 2010-11 - Scored a personal best 13 goals in 2007-08 while with San Jose
USHL First All-Star Team (2003) USHL Defenseman of the Year (2003) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) WCHA First All-Star Team (2005, 2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2005, 2006) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2005) WCHA Player of the Year (2006) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2006) NHL All-Rookie Team (2007) Traded to Tampa Bay by San Jose with Ty Wishart, San Jose's 1st round choice (later traded to Ottawa, later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anahaim Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 Entry Draft and San Jose's 4th round choice (James Mullin) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich, July 4, 2008. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Simon Bertilsson) in 2009 Entry Draft for Steve Eminger, Steve Downie and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Alex Hutchings) in 2009 Entry Draft, November 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 4, 2012.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016