Former Boston Bruins‘ 1st round pick in the 2005 draft (#22 overall) defenseman Matt Lashoff(21) missed all but 9 regular season games in October with his team of the past two years, Toronto Marlies. He scored a goal and added 4 assists in that short timeframe before suffering an acl injury that required surgery and what looked like the remainder of 2011/2012 on the sidelines.
The 6th year blue liner thought differently and put a stake in the ice to make it back for the Calder Cup Playoffs. Goal achieved.
The 6’2″ 205 lbs. d-man played his first game in 191 days in the Western Conference Semi-Finals but then sat out for the opening couple of contests of the Western Conference Finals and got back into action for game 3.
In it he notched a pair of assists helping the Marlies claim a 2-1 series lead. With play like that, he’s going to be tough to sit.
He has 74 NHL games experience (1 goals, 15 assists) with three different teams. He’s only signed through this season, so it will be interesting to see if Toronto Maple Leafs can work out an offer to keep him around.
The 25-year old is also a fairly competent musician. You can listen to clips from some of his tunes on his reverbnation site. He’s also a fun guy to follow on Twitter @MattLashoff