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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Matthew Lombardi

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames




Throughout the 2005-06 regular season will sit down one-on-one with players and have a little fun while finding out a little more about the player on a personal side.

Matthew Lombardi, a native of Montreal, Quebec, made his NHL debut back in the 2003-04 season, posting 29 points (16g, 13a) including four game-winning goals.

Lombardi played in 13 games during the Flames' run for the Cup, recording four points, before he was sidelined with a concussion he suffered in Game 6 vs. Detroit.

Recently, the 23-year old forward has been on a hot streak, helping the likes of Steve Reinprecht and Chuck Kobasew while the team has been injury stricken.

Matthew Lombardi's Bio

Here's our question and answer with Lombardi.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

Lombardi: Happy (I have a good sense of humour).

If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be doing?

Lombardi: I think something involved in hockey, so maybe coaching or doing something like that.

It's a Saturday night and you're not playing hockey. What would you be doing?

Lombardi: It depends. Sometimes just hanging out, taking it easy, but every once in a while I like to go out with the boys and have a good time.

What's your favourite food?

Lombardi: Definitely Italian.

What's your favourite Calgary Restaurant?

Lombardi: Osteria de Medici Restaurant. I know the people there really well and they take good care of me and my family when I go there. It's just really, really good food.

Who is your favourite band right now?

Lombardi: Well my all time favourite is Smashing Pumpkins. But right now I listen to a lot of System of a Down and Weezer.

What is your favourite television show?

Lombardi: Seinfeld.

What was the first car you owned?

Lombardi: Pontiac Sunfire, four door. It must have been a '96.

Which pro athlete would you most like to spend time with?

Lombardi: There's a few people, but in terms of hockey, I always dreamed of playing with or meeting Mario Lemieux. He's definitely one of my idols.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Lombardi: Well I haven't been to Italy and I definitely been really itching to go down there and hang and spend a few weeks there, so once I get a chance I'll definitely go there for sure.

You have a few hours to kill. Do you read a book or play a video game?

Lombardi: I'm more into DVD's and things like that. I like watching TV and TV series on DVD's. I'm more into that.

Playstation or X-Box?

Lombardi: Playstation.

Worst job you've ever had?

Lombardi: Mowing lawns in the summertime. That's the worst job I've ever had.

--Compiled by Miranda Baker


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