November 08 2011 12:55PM
On January 31, 2010 Matt Stajan was the “centerpiece” of the deal that sent Dion Phaneuf and Keith Aulie to Toronto. Niklas Hagman, Ian White, Jamal Mayers, and Frederick Sjostrom were also tangentially involved. Since that time Dion has been named Captain of the Leafs and appears to have taken a real step forward in becoming a legit top-pairing defenseman in the NHL. How about Matt Stajan? I’m sure glad you asked.
Matt is currently fighting for a roster spot in Calgary after signing a 4 year contract extension worth $3.5 Million a year in the spring of 2010. For reference, his capgeek contract page list Letang and Ryan Clowe as “comparables”. What else has Matt been up to out West?
- Currently 453 in the NHL in points with 2 in 11 GP.
- Matt is currently the 8th most popular buyout search on Capgeek.
- Matt has fewer points with the Flames than Dion Phaneuf does with the Leafs.
- Stajan is averaging 11:19 of ice-time per game. Less than guys like Phillipe Dupuis and Dan Carcillo.