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Matt Lashoff
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Lash
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Boston Bruins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Born (1986-09-29)September 29, 1986,
E. Greenbush, NY, USA
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2005
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 2006 – present

Matt Robert Lashoff (born September 29, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman and professional musician currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs' farm team the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Matt's younger brother, Brian Lashoff, is a prospect for the Detroit Red Wings.

Playing career

Lashoff prepped at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut under famed coach John T. Gardner. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. After playing three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kitchener Rangers, Lashoff made his professional debut at the end of the 2005–06 season with the Bruins' American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

Lashoff made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins in the 2006–07 season on October 26, 2006. Lashoff scored his first NHL goal December 31, 2007, against Kari Lehtonen of the Atlanta Thrashers.

On April 4, 2007, Lashoff was named to the 2006–07 AHL All-Rookie Team. On March 4, 2009, at the trade deadline for the 2008–09 season, Lashoff was traded by the Bruins, along with Mārtiņš Karsums, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Mark Recchi and a 2009 second round draft pick.[1]

On August 27, 2010, Lashoff was traded by the Lightning to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Alex Berry and Stefano Giliati.[2]

Music Career

Lashoff released his debut album titled "Living on Heart" on May 17, 2011.[3]

“Living on Heart” was recorded over a month in the summer of 2010, at various studios in New Jersey and New York, during Lashoff's off season. Producer Loren Harriet approached Lashoff after seeing a segment about his music career on the New England Sports Network channel. Lashoff was surprised by the opportunity and explains, “I didn't think [Harriet] was serious at first [but eventually] he was helping me choose my band which was like an all star team of some of the best studio musicians.” Lashoff say's his debut album is “bluesy with a pop influence” and cites artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King and Kenny Wayne Shepherd as his inspiration.[4]

Many people may wonder how Lashoff balances his hockey and music career -- he points out that hockey takes a precedent in his life; however, that does not mean his music career has to suffer – he can succeed in both. "A lot of people ask me how do you separate the two, but they've always been a part of my lifestyle. When we were kids [he is speaking as well of his brother Brian who is also a professional hockey player and plays guitar on the track "Something I Know"] we would play hockey before school and then after school till it got too dark and our mom told us to come in, then we would eat, play around on the guitar and write songs,” says Lashoff. He is now planning a second album with a different sound, that will be “more groove based and not so poppy."[5]

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 U.S. National Development Team USDP 62 3 8 11 67
2003–04 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 5 19 24 97 5 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Kitchener Rangers OHL 44 4 18 22 44 13 0 3 3 18
2005–06 Kitchener Rangers OHL 56 7 40 47 146 5 1 1 2 12
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 7 1 1 2 6 6 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 64 11 25 36 60
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 12 0 2 2 12
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 60 9 27 36 79 9 0 4 4 6
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 18 1 4 5 0
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 33 5 16 21 36
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 1 1 4
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 12 0 7 7 10
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 68 8 16 24 105
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 0 0 0 21
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 69 7 21 28 137
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 0 1 1 6
NHL totals 74 1 15 16 59


External links

Preceded by
Mark Stuart
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Phil Kessel

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