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Shawn Matthias

Shawn Matthias  #23

NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: February 19, 1988  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 223 DRAFTED: DET / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (47th overall)
2015-16: Made Maple Leaf debut Oct. 7 vs. MTL. Suffered upper body injury Oct. 9 at DET. Missed one game. Registered first point as a Maple Leaf (assist) Oct. 16 at CBJ. Registered first goal of year Oct. 26 vs. ARI. Has a point in five of his last 10 games. 2014-15: Played 78 games for Vancouver, collecting 27 points (18 goals, 9 assists) and 16 penalty minutes. Set new career-highs for goals and points. Tied for 4th among Canucks skaters in goals. Registered first career hat-trick on Feb. 13 vs. BOS. Skated in 400th career NHL game on Mar. 22 at ARI. Season Stats: Home: 11 GP, 2-2-4 Road: 12 GP, 0-3-3 Career as a Maple Leaf: 23 GP, 2-5-7 Career Highs (single game) Goals - 3 (1X - 02/13/15 vs. BOS) Assists - 2 (7X - 03/23/14 vs. BUF) Points - 3 (4X - 02/13/15 vs. BOS) Career Notables: 2007-08: Won gold medal with Canada at World Junior Hockey Championship. Named top-3 player on team. 2011-12: Skated in 200th NHL game on Mar. 27 at MTL. Made his NHL playoff debut on Apr. 13 vs. NJ
Traded to Florida by Detroit with Detroit's 2nd round choice (later traded to Nashville - Nashville selected Nick Spaling) in 2007 Entry Draft for Todd Bertuzzi, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Linz (Austria), December 3, 2012. Traded to Vancouver by Florida with Jacob Markstrom for Roberto Luongo and Steven Anthony, March 4, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 6, 2015.
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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