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Matt Stajan | Center | #18

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (57) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 30 - 7:11 AM

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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.
Apr 19 - 3:42 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.
Feb 4 - 10:45 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
Jan 8 - 8:09 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

Matt Stajan registered an assist in the Flames' 7-4 loss to Edmonton on Wednesday.

There was a time when Stajan was a decent offensive talent, but he's recorded just 17 points in each of his last two seasons. He might do a bit better than that in 2016-17, but he's not likely to have much fantasy value. Keep in mind that his role with the Flames is limited, as illustrated by the fact that he logged just 13:18 in the season opener.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Matt Stajan believes the Calgary Flames have something to prove this season.

"I think we have something to prove as a team that two years ago wasn’t a fluke," Stajan said. "I think we want to bounce back from last season because it didn’t go the way we wanted it to. Guys coming back have something to prove. We’ve had some nice additions coming in that are going to want to make a difference and that’ll be great for our hockey club." The Flames will look to bounce back after finishing 12th in the Western Conference last season. To improve, the Flames will need to cut down on their league-worst 260 goals allowed.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Matt Stajan had a night to remember during Thursday's 7-3 over Vancouver.

Stajan picked up a trio of helpers during the victory, raising his total to 11 assists and 17 points on the season. It's the eighth time in his career that Stajan has had a three-assist game, and the first since March of 2014.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 12:38:00 AM

Matt Stajan picked up his fifth goal of the season during Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to Colorado.

Stajan is now up to 12 points on the season through 69 games, so he's still best suited for your waiver wire unfortunately.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Matt Stajan registered an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Minnesota.

It was Stajan's 10th point in 55 games this season. At the age of 32, his days as a significant offensive threat are already well behind him.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Matt Stajan will receive maintenance on Monday and he won't play against Anaheim.

It's unclear what is ailing the Flames center, but he logged just 7:25 of ice time against Arizona on Friday.
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Matt Stajan snapped an eight-game point drought on Saturday.

He had an assist, bringing him up to five points in 29 games this season. The 31-year-old is averaging a modest 13:59 minutes per contest. He hasn't had much fantasy value since he joined the Calgary Flames during the 2009-10 campaign and that isn't likely to change.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 08:06:00 AM

Matt Stajan had had a goal and an assist on Tuesday.

Stajan still has just four points in 20 games this season though. The 31-year-old might pick up the pace marginally for the rest of the campaign, but he won't have much fantasy value in standard leagues.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Matt Stajan doesn't have a point in eight contests in 2015-16.

Stajan does have 14 penalty minutes though, including two from Sunday's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers. He had 17 points and 28 PIM in 59 contests last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 08:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Sam Bennett
4Matt Stajan
5Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Micheal Ferland
5Tanner Glass
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Troy Brouwer
3Michael Frolik
4Curtis Lazar
D1Dougie Hamilton
2Mark Giordano
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith
2Eddie Lack