Matthew Lombardi

Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 195
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec
Draft: 2002 3rd round (90th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Sweden tops Canada to win gold at IIHF World Championships
    Sports Illustrated

    Sweden tops Canada to win gold at IIHF World Championships

    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) Telling himself to stay calm, Henrik Lundqvist stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout and Sweden dethroned two-time defending champion Canada to win the world hockey championship 2-1 on Sunday night. Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored shootout goals for the Swedes to win their first title since 2013 and prevent Canada from a three-peat. ''It was pretty nerve-racking in the end, but we pulled it off,'' said Lundqvist, the New York Rangers star who made 41 saves in regulation and overtime to get it to a shootout.

  • NBC Sports

    Report: ‘Hawks could add Ulf Samuelsson to coaching staff

    The Chicago Blackhawks are searching for an assistant coach, and Ulf Samuelsson might just be their guy. According to the Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Samuelsson is the “top candidate” to replace Mike Kitchen, who was fired after the ‘Hawks were swept by the Nashville Predators in the opening round the playoffs. The obvious connection here, is that Samuelsson and head coach Joel Quenneville were teammates with the Hartford Whalers back in the 1980s.

  • The Rangers are Wasting Ryan McDonagh
    Blueshirt Banter

    The Rangers are Wasting Ryan McDonagh

    On June 30th, 2009; the Rangers sent center Scott Gomez, along with prospects Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto, to Montreal in exchange for winger Chris Higgins and defensive prospects Pavel Valentenko, Doug Janik, and Ryan McDonagh. Including the 12th overall pick from the 2007 draft was a head scratcher at the time for Montreal, especially when you consider the player they were getting in return. At the time the trade was lauded as win for the Rangers as it got the team out from the Gomez contract, added a shoot-first winger in Chris Higgins, and gave the Rangers the cap space to sign Marian Gaborik. Now, with the value of hindsight, there is a good argument to be made that this trade is one of