The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Matt Lashoff from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis today, Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced.
Lashoff, 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, has played in 66 games with the Admirals this season, recording seven goals and 23 points. He is second on the team among defensemen in goals, assists and points.
A native of East Greenbush, New York, Lashoff has played in 58 career NHL games with Tampa Bay and the Boston Bruins. During that time he has amassed one goal and 15 points. Last season he posted career highs in assists and points. Lashoff has played in 232 career AHL games with Norfolk and the Providence Bruins, recording 33 goals and 118 points. He was named a starter in the 2008 AHL All-Star Game and also played in the 2007 game. Lashoff was also named to the 2006-07 AHL All-Rookie Team.
Lashoff was acquired by Tampa Bay with Martins Karsums from Boston in exchange for RW Mark Recchi and a second-round pick in 2010 on March 4, 2009. He was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round, 22nd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.