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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: 205 DRAFTED: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (47th overall)
- Has missed four games with an abdominal injury - Posted an assist and a +2 rating on Jan. 15 vs. EDM - Recorded a four-game point streak (one goal, three assists) from Dec. 29-Jan. 4
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

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals