|Assets:||Can play a sound game with or without the puck. Has the versatility to play a few forward roles on a hockey club. Owns some offensive ability when he plays with confidence.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have the consistency required to put up good NHL numbers, game in and game out. Can be overpowered physically and lacks the confidence to play a top-line role.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent complementary center in decline.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2003-04|
|4/17/2013||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|4/10/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/19/2012||Missed 14 games (ankle injury).|
|12/19/2011||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|11/27/2010||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|11/24/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/14/2010||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|9/23/2010||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|3/01/2010||Signed by the Calgary Flames to a four-year contract extension.|
|1/31/2010||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|1/08/2009||Missed 5 games (eye injury).|
|12/28/2008||Eye injury, day-to-day.|
|7/07/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|9/13/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|3/09/2004||Recalled from St. John's (AHL).|
|3/06/2004||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|4/06/2003||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|4/03/2003||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year contract.|
|9/18/2002||Returned to his junior team (Belleville-OHL).|
|1/31/2010||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Ian White, Matt Stajan, Nicklas Hagman and Jamal Mayers to the Calgary Flames for Dion Phaneuf, Keith Aulie and Fredrik Sjostrom.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2nd round (57th overall) in 2002.|
Stajan feels like he had a good season | 05/01/2013 8:49 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan is happy with how he did in 2013.
Impact"I think it was my best year personally," Stajan said. "The coaching staff showed a lot of confidence in me early in the season and gave me an opportunity. I really appreciated that and wanted to make the best of it. I felt like I did a pretty good job." Stajan had five goals and 23 points in 43 games after recording just 18 points in 61 contests in 2011-12. It's certainly a step up, but we don't anticipate him having much fantasy value in standard leagues next season.
Matthew Stajan returns to Flames' lineup | 04/18/2013 8:59 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan (upper body) returned to the Calgary Flames' lineup on Wednesday.
ImpactStajan missed four games due to the injury. He had a plus-one rating in 16:03 minutes of ice time.
| 04/18/2013 2:04 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan returned to action on Wednesday April 17.
Matthew Stajan out with upper body injury | 04/09/2013 6:19 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan suffered an upper body injury in the first period Monday and did not return after the intermission.
ImpactStajan was smacked into the boards by the Avs Patrick Bordeleau who picked up a two minute minor for his indiscretion. Stajan only played 3:27 minutes on Monday and now has five goals and 23 points in 38 games for the second last place Flames. His plus-five rating is quite good considering where the Flames are in the standings. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Stajan chips in two helpers | 04/07/2013 1:47 AM
NewsMatt Stajan led the rebuilding Flames with two assists on Saturday night but the team dropped a 5-2 decision to the Vancouver Canucks.
ImpactStajan is enjoying his best season as a Flame despite all the misery in Calgary this year with 23 points in 37 games.
Matt Stajan scores both Flames goals | 04/04/2013 1:15 AM
NewsMatt Stajan had far and away the best night of anyone for the Calgary Flames, scoring both of their goals as the Edmonton Oilers thumped them 8-2 on Wednesday.
ImpactFor a much-derided player, Stajan's actually been OK this season, collecting 21 points in 35 games. He's definitely on the fringe of even deep leagues, but that $3.5 million cap hit seems semi-reasonable with his respectable production. He could see a slight uptick on a desolate roster, but don't get your hopes up too high.
Coach Bob Hartley loves Matthew Stajan | 02/26/2013 6:41 AM
NewsCoach Bob Hartley has loved the play of Matthew Stajan this season.
ImpactStajan was not a big part of the Flames plans with only eight goals and 18 points last season in 61 games, as he was a healthy scratch for previous coach Brent Sutter on numerous occasions. But it's been a different story this season as Stajan's play has been so impressive that he is now on the top line with Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay. "I love Matty," Hartley said. "I think he's a great student of the game. He's a great hard-worker. And it seems that he wants more. I have absolutely no problem with this. I'm very happy with him. He's been unbelievable. He's been on pucks. He's forechecking. He's winning big faceoffs. He's a great penalty-killer. Five-on-five, I use him against the top forwards of the other team." Looks like Stajan is worth picking up in deeper pools as he has three goals, nine points and a plus-eight rating in 17 games.
Stajan picks up a pair in Flames win | 02/24/2013 8:46 AM
NewsMatt Stajan scored his second and third goals of the season in Calagary's 3-1 win over the WIld Saturday night.
ImpactThe 29 year-old forward hasn't been a legitimate fantasy force since he joined the Flames in 2009, however he was recently moved to centre Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay's line, which obviously payed off on Saturday night.
Stajan practices with Tanguay, Iginla | 02/23/2013 10:39 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan practiced alongside Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla on Friday.
ImpactWe've seen this before and it has yet to make Stajan worthy of a fantasy pickup. This development is interesting, but it wouldn't be surprising if the promotion is also extremely temporary. Either way, we can't recommend picking up Stajan over this news.
M. Stajan finds the back of the net Sunday | 02/18/2013 9:46 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan scored his first goal of 2013 in Calgary's 4-3 victory on Sunday.
ImpactStajan now has six points in 13 games. His stock has fallen significantly since the Calgary Flames acquired him in 2009-10 and we don't expect him to bounce back in any meaningful way this season.
Matthew Stajan picks up two assists | 02/01/2013 10:08 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan registered two assists on Thursday.
ImpactIt was Stajan's first two points in five games this season. He's currently getting some playing time with Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka and he might actually have a bit of fantasy value in that role. Most fantasy owners have long since soured on Stajan, but those looking for a short-term fix shouldn't be afraid to consider him.
Stajan views new season as fresh start | 01/10/2013 10:52 AM
NewsMatthew Stajan sees this upcoming season as a fresh start for him.
ImpactStajan needs one after scoring just eight goals and 18 points in 61 games last season. "The way things have gone haven't been exactly the way I thought it would go," Stajan said. But that's behind us. That's the past. A new coach comes in now, and everybody's got to gain his trust, play the system and fall into place where he sees you fit. As a player, I've always tried to do that and I'm eager to get going. We've got to get up to speed on systems and there's a lot to learn along the way, but I'm going to do what the coaches ask of me. I'm in good shape and ready to battle." Stajan is certainly worth keeping an eye on, but don't draft him in standard leagues. It's hard to envision him earning a top-six spot out of camp, but he might get an opportunity if someone else gets hurts or slumps early on.
|4/23/2013||Cgy||Nas||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||2||2 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Apr 3||1|
|Assists||3||vs. Nas||Mar 15||1|
|Points||3||vs. Nas||Mar 15||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Feb 24||15|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. Det||last:Mar 13||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||43 times-last:at Chi||last:Apr 26||0|
|Power Play Points||0||43 times-last:at Chi||last:Apr 26||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||43 times-last:at Chi||last:Apr 26||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||43 times-last:at Chi||last:Apr 26||0|
|Shots||3||3 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Feb 24||4|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2009-10 (Tor/Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||54||2008-09 (Tor)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2009-10 (Tor/Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||4||2005-06 (Tor)|
|Shots||132||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Tor/Cgy)|
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