Who is Matthew Stajan?
Matthew Stajan or Matt Stajan is a former Canadian ice hockey professional. He got his retirement as a professional on the 2nd of May 2019 when he was playing as a center for EHC Munchen.
Matt Stajan was born on the 19th of December, 1983 in Mississauga, Canada. Matt is the son of Mr. Mike Stajan and Ms. Nada Stajan. Matt Stajan has an elder sister named Michelle.
Matt is married to Katie and living in Calgary since his trade from Toronto. Matt’s first child died shortly after birth in March of 2014. Later the couple had two sons. Matthew Stajan is of Slovenian descent. Both of his grandparents immigrated to Canada in the 1950s.
Matt Stajan Short Profile
|Date of Birth||December 19, 1983|
|Birth Place||Mississauga, ON, Canada|
|Father Name||Mike Stajan|
|Mother Name||Nada Stajan|
|Profession||Former Ice Hockey Player|
Matthew Stajan Professional Career
Matt Stajan Played Minor Hockey (amateur ice hockey played below junior age level) for Toronto Red Wings and Mississauga Senator’s associations in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Later in the year 2000, Matthew Stajan was drafted in the Ontario Hockey League by Belleville Bulls.
During his three seasons in OHL from 2000 to 2003, Matthew Stajan scored 206 points in 182 games. In his debut season 2000-01, he scored 27 points in 57 games. The same season Stajan also improved to 33 goals and 85 points. Later Matt Stajan was listed as a finalist in OHL coaches poll for the best defensive forward. He was also a member of OHL’s Eastern Conference All-Star Team (Canadian Hockey League’s All-Star Series).
Matt Stajan was selected for the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto Maple Leafs. Matt Stajan finished 8th in league scoring 94 points when he returned to Belleville for his final OHL season in 2002-03. The same season matt was named OHL’s Third All-Star Team. He was also a member of the Canadian National Junior Team during the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championships.
Matthew Stajan helped Canada win the Silver Medal with his goals and assist in six games.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Matt Stajan made his professional debut on the 4th of April, 2003. During his debut, he made an assist against the Manitoba Moose. The following night Matt Stajan made his debut against Ottawa Senators. In 2003-04 season he appeared in 69 games, scored 14 goals and recorded 27 points. Matt also participated in the YoungStar Game where he scored a goal and assist for the Eastern Conference. Due to the labor dispute, the 2004-05 season was delayed and canceled. Later Matt Stajan was assigned to St. John’s where he recorded 66 points in 80 games and scored 23 goals.
In 2005-06 he returned to Toronto when NHL play resumed. Matt finished with 27 points and led the league with eight short-handed points. In 2006-07 both Matt Stajan and Maple Leafs agreed on a new two-year contract, worth $1.75 million. Later his performance earned him another two-year contract, worth $3.5 million.
Later on 31st January 2010, he was sent to the Calgary Flames, along with his teammates Niklas Hagman, Ian White, and Jamal Mayers. The same year he scored 16 points in 27 games with Calgary.
The following season Matt Stajan signed a four-year contract with Flames worth $14 million. In 2011-12 season he missed 14 games due to a sprained ankle injury. However, Stajan finished the season scoring 100th career goal late in that year.
In 2012-13 season, Flames new head coach expanded Matt Stajan’s role. He also scored 23 points in 43 games the same season for which he called the best season. In 2013-14 matt was expected to center Calgary’s top line. Later he suffered a leg contusion which caused him to miss several weeks of play. However, in 63 appearances he scored 33 points. He suffered a knee injury in the early 2014-15 season, due to which he was out of the Flames lineup for six weeks.
In the 2015-16 season, Matt Stajan centered the Flames fourth line where he scored 17 points in 80 games. Matt Stajan played his 1,000th NHL game during the 2017-18 season.
Matthew Stajan Signed EHC Munchen on the 29th of August, 2018. Later on 2nd May 2019, Matthew Stajan made an announcement about his retirement from hockey. He also announced his retirement through NHLPA on 3rd December 2019.
Matthew Stajan Awards and Honors
- Third-Team All-Star – 2002-2003
- Played in YoungStars Game – 2003-04
- Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award – 2012-13
- R. “Bud” McCaig Award – 2013-2014
Salary and Net-Worth
Matthew Stajan is currently retired so there is no detail about his income. But his Net-Worth is estimated to be around $6 million.
Age, Height, and Weight
Matt Stajan is currently (2020) 36 years old. He possesses a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185cm) while his body weight is 192lb (87kg).