Matt Stajan is a Canadian center on the Calgary Flames.
He was drafted by Toronto in 2002, and joined the team’s roster for a single game in 2002-03. He has since played regularly for the Leafs. In 2006-07, he had 10 goals and 39 points. He kept up that pace and finished the 2007-08 season with 33 points.
Stajan is a talented young player in a group of young Maple Leafs that the franchise was probably looking to build around. His scoring ability, coupled with his ability to kill penalties and maintain a defensive presence made him a valuable asset to the team, but after a breakout season in 2008-09 in which he scored 55 points, he was traded to Calgary midway through the 2009-10 season as the Leafs struggled to one of the worst records to start the season. Stajan and a package of other players were dealt to Calgary for Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie. Stajan finished the season with 3 goals and 16 points in the last 27 games of the year.
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