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Matthew Carle
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Matthew Carle  #25

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: September 25, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Anchorage, AK, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (47th overall)
2014 Playoffs
- Scored his first goal of the playoffs and skated in a team-best 25:54 TOI in Game 3
- Recorded a team-high 29:16 TOI in Game 1 versus Montreal

2013-14 Regular Season
- Ranked second on the Lightning defense for points (31)
- Ranked first on the Lightning with 161 blocked shots
- Recorded a career-high, seven-game point/assist streak (nine assists) from Jan 1 at VAN to Jan. 13 at CBJ
- Set a Lightning franchise record with a +6 rating on Jan. 11 at PHI
- Ranked second on the Lightning in average TOI (22:11)
- Set career playoff highs while with the Flyers in 2010 for games played (23), assists (12) and points (13)
- Reached the Stanley Cup Final while with the Flyers in 2010
USHL First All-Star Team (2003) USHL Defenseman of the Year (2003) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2004) WCHA First All-Star Team (2005, 2006) NCAA West First All-American Team (2005, 2006) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2005) WCHA Player of the Year (2006) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2006) NHL All-Rookie Team (2007) Traded to Tampa Bay by San Jose with Ty Wishart, San Jose's 1st round choice (later traded to Ottawa, later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Columbus, later traded to Anahaim Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 Entry Draft and San Jose's 4th round choice (James Mullin) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich, July 4, 2008. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Simon Bertilsson) in 2009 Entry Draft for Steve Eminger, Steve Downie and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Alex Hutchings) in 2009 Entry Draft, November 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 4, 2012.
Quote of the Day

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center