Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matt Stajan
Matthew Stajan was born December 19, 1983 in Mississauga, Ontario. The second round, 57th overall selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Stajan is a graduate of the OHL's Belleville Bulls.

In three seasons with the Bulls, Stajan registered 206 points (76-130-206) in 182 games. A member of Canada's silver medal World Junior Team in 2003, Stajan saw his first professional action in the latter stages of the 2002-03 AHL and NHL seasons.

After getting a taste of the NHL in 2002-03, Stajan made a strong for a roster spot in 2003-04. With a solid training camp and pre-season, Stajan earned a regular roster spot with the Leafs for the 2003-04 season. In 69 games, Stajan registered 27 points (14-13-27) and was named to the 2004 NHL All-Star Young Guns Game. In 2005-06 Stajan became a regular in Toronto, competing in 80 games, he once again tallied 27 points.

Over the next pair of seasons Stajan would become one of the more responsible and consistent Maple Leafs. While the club struggled both on the ice, Stajan twice broke the 30-point mark and suited up for his 300th NHL game on March 4, 2008.

On January 31, 2010, Stajan was shipped to the Calgary Flames as part of a seven player trade that saw the Maple Leafs acquire Dion Phaneuf.

Stajan's offensive totals would dip in Calgary. During the 2011-12 season he managed just 18 points in 61 games. The following year (2012-13) he would rebound slightly, producing 23 points in 43 games.

The 2013-14 season was a difficult one for Stajan and his family. As such he was limited to just 63 games. Matt proved to be effective when in the lineup however, tallying 33 points while providing solid two-way play.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 Mississauga Senators GTHL
2000-01 Belleville Bulls OHL 57 9 18 27 27 +1 7 1 6 7 5
2001-02 Belleville Bulls OHL 68 33 52 85 50 +36 11 3 8 11 14
2002-03 Belleville Bulls OHL 57 34 60 94 75 +41 7 5 8 13 16
2002-03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 1 0 1 1 0 +1
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 1 0 1 0 +1
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 1 1 2 0 +1
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 14 13 27 22 +7 3 0 0 0 2
2004-05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 80 23 43 66 43 0 5 2 2 4 6
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 15 12 27 50 +5
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 10 29 39 44 +3
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 16 17 33 47 -11
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 15 40 55 54 -4
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 16 25 41 30 -3
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 27 3 13 16 2 -3
2010-11 Calgary Flames NHL 76 6 25 31 32 +1
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 61 8 10 18 29 -3
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 43 5 18 23 26 +7
2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 63 14 19 33 42 -13
NHL Totals 715 123 221 344 378 3 0 0 0 2


Recorded an assist in his first professional game (April 4, 2003 vs. Manitoba-AHL).
Scored a goal in his first NHL game (April 5, 2003 vs. Ottawa). Traded to Calgary by Toronto with Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and Ian White for Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie, January 31, 2010.