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Matt Stajan | Center | #18

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (57) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Stajan is the Flames' nominee for the Masterton Trophy.
Stajan played in his 1,000th NHL game this season. He hasn't been an elite player, but he's quietly put together a solid career during his tenure with Toronto and now Calgary. "I think it means a lot when you get recognized for something like that," Stajan said. "All we focus on as a player is the day-to-day. Over my career, I’ve just tried to do that. There’s going to be lots of ups and downs in life in hockey and you have to try and approach things the best you can, that’s been my mindset. It’s worked for me, and to be recognized by people for that is a great honor." Mar 28 - 11:47 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Matt Stajan played in his 1,000th game on Wednesday.

Stajan isn't a player that often gets attention, but he has consistently filled a bottom-six role for the Flames for years now. He started his career with Toronto before being dealt to Calgary during the 2009-10 campaign and has played his last 555 contests with the Flames. This is the last season of his four-year contract though, so he might end up playing elsewhere next season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 22 - 11:22 AM

Matt Stajan found the back of the net in the Flames' 7-4 loss on Thursday.

Stajan has just two goals and three points in 41 games this season. The 34-year-old is strictly a bottom-six forward and doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues at this stage of his career.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 2 - 4:43 AM

Matt Stajan scored his first goal of the season Sunday in a 4-1 win over Carolina.

It took only 35 games for the center to finally find the back of the net and the goal doubled his point count this season to two. Needless to say, he has no fantasy value.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 15 - 6:47 AM

Matt Stajan will serve as a healthy scratch in Friday's game against Dallas.

This has been common for Stajan this season. He has no points and a minus-3 rating in 13 games this season. Matt Bartkowski and Freddie Hamilton will also watch from the press box.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 09:05:00 PM

Matt Stajan will be a healthy scratch on Monday night when the Calgary Flames visit the Washington Capitals.

Back to the press box for Stajan, who recorded no points and took two penalties in Saturday night's 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Stajan had previously been scratched for four straight games. The winger has no points in 13 games so far this season. Joining him in the press box are Curtis Lazar and Matt Bartkowski.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 06:46:00 PM

Matt Stajan will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

This will be his fourth straight game in the press box. Stajan has no goals and no points in 12 games this season. Matt Bartkowski and Freddie Hamilton are also scratched from the press box.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 07:44:00 PM

Matt Stajan will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Detroit.

Freddie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski will also watch the game from the press box. None of these three players will have any kind of fantasy value this season.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 09:06:00 PM

Matt Stajan will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Stajan has no points and a minus-2 rating in 12 games with the Flames this season. It's the first time since Oct. 21 that he's been made a scratch. Freddie Hamilton and Rasmus Andersson will also watch the game from the press box.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 08:58:00 PM

Matt Stajan could see some time on the wing this season.

It was discussed last season between Stajan and coach Glen Gulutzan as the Flames are deep down the middle. "I talked to him about that last season, and he has no problem playing wing," Gulutzan said. "He’s an intelligent player. I would look at anything that’s going to help us be a better team. But those pieces have to fit together … I haven’t tried him at wing, but I haven’t ruled it out. I think only once or twice, I put him on wing. Wherever the best fit is … but chances are, last year, he played mostly center." The 33-year-old veteran has no fantasy value as he should get 20-25 points this season but is the Flames top penalty-killer, a role that should be increased this season due to the referees calling more slashing penalties.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 07:11:00 AM

Matt Stajan will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Stajan has no points and a minus-one rating in three playoff games. With the Flames trailing 3-0 to Anaheim in the first round, they're tweaking their lineup.
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Matt Stajan scored a goal in Friday's overtime win over New Jersey.

He tied the game at 3-3 in the third period with his fifth marker of the season. Stajan has recorded two points in his last two outings to give him a total of 18 on the year.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Matt Stajan scored the game winner Saturday.

Stajan's first period goal was his fourth of the year and he has 16 points in 42 games. The bottom-six forward also is a plus-eight so his fantasy value is not zero in deep, deep leagues.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Jan 8, 2017 08:09:00 AM

Matt Stajan had a goal and two assists Sunday in an 8-3 win over Anaheim.

Stajan has not been a point producer but is up to three goals and 10 points this season with a plus-five rating in 28 games. He should not be on your radar.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 07:13:00 AM

Matt Stajan scored his first of the season Sunday.

About all we can say about this is Mazel Tov!
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 07:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Mark Jankowski
4Matt Stajan
5Nick Shore
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Sam Bennett
5Marek Hrivik
6Tanner Glass
RW1Michael Frolik
2Micheal Ferland
3Chris Stewart
4Garnet Hathaway
5Curtis Lazar
6Troy Brouwer
D1Dougie Hamilton
2Mark Giordano
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith