October 14, 1984|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||240 lb (110 kg; 17 st 2 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
41st overall, 2003|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Matthew Walker Smaby (born October 14, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with EHC Red Bull München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
Smaby was drafted 41st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Smaby had a three-year collegiate career with the University of North Dakota. He made his professional debut during the 2006–07 season playing for the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Smaby made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in the 2007–08 season playing 14 games with the Lightning.
Smaby played five years with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. He did not receive a qualifying offer from Tampa Bay after the 2010-11 season and became an unrestricted free agent. On July 14, 2011 Smaby signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
On June 6, 2013, Smaby signed his first European contract on a one-year deal with EHC München of the German DEL.
For the 2014-15 season, Smaby joined the Arizona Coyotes on a professional tryout contract. On October 4, 2014, Matt Smaby was released from the Coyotes' roster without being offered a contract for the season. After being released from the Coyotes roster, Smaby returned to sign with EHC München. In the following summer of 2015, München extended Smaby's contract though the 2016-17 season.
|2003–04||U. of North Dakota||WCHA||39||1||6||7||81||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||U. of North Dakota||WCHA||42||1||2||3||86||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||U. of North Dakota||WCHA||46||4||15||19||113||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||14||0||0||0||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||43||0||4||4||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||33||0||2||2||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||32||0||0||0||17||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Third Team||2005–06|
|WCHA All-Tournament Team||2006|||
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2005-06|
- "Ducks ink Smaby to One-Year deal". Anaheim Ducks. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Munich olbigated to Matt Smaby" (in German). EHC München. June 6, 2013. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- "Coyotes Release Smaby". Arizona Coyotes. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved June 26, 2014.