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Matthew Carle  #25

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: September 25, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (47th overall)
2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Collected an assist on Alex Killorn's game-deciding goal in Game 7 at New York - Ranks fourth on the Lightning with 26 blocked shots - Missed Game 4 vs. New York with an undisclosed injury - Recorded his second point (assist) of the postseason in Game 6 vs. Montreal First Round - 7GP, 0G, 0A, 0 PTS, -2, 0 PIM Second Round - 6 GP, 0G, 2A, 2 PTS, -2, 4 PIM ECF - 6 GP, 0G, 1A, 1 PTS, -4, 0 PIM 2014-15 Regular Season - Ranked second on the Lightning for blocked shots with 104 - Ranked third on the Lightning for average TOI (20:29) - Missed 23 games with an abdominal injury from Jan. 17-March 12 - Recorded a four-game point streak (one goal, three assists) from Dec. 29-Jan. 4 CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: Goals: 1 (6x, Last: 4/20/14 at MTL) Assists: 4 (5/7/10 vs. BOS) Points: 4 (5/7/10 vs. BOS) TOI: 32:35 (5/7/10 vs. BOS)
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

For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday