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The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Matthew Lombardi to the Phoenix Coyotes for a conditional draft pick.
According to TSN Insider Darren Dreger, Toronto receives a fourth-round draft pick that would turn into a third-rounder should Lombardi re-sign in Phoenix after this season. The Leafs will retain the $500,000 signing bonus owed to Lombardi as well as a portion of his remaining salary in the deal.
Lombardi scored eight goals and added 10 assists in 62 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Matthew Lombardi from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the Coyotes fourth round draft choice in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
“We are very pleased to bring a player like Matthew back to our team,” said Maloney. “Matthew is a very strong skater who will add quickness and skill to our lineup. He is an intelligent center who will be a great addition to our team and provides us with added depth at the center position.”
From Kevin McGran at the Toronto Star:
Leafs centre Matthew Lombardi has been declared free of concussion symptoms, but might still miss the start of training camp, says GM Brian Burke.
“He is cleared for full activity on the bike,” Burke said in a phone interview. “The last report I got he was doing 20-plus minutes without symptoms. He has been declared symptom-free and now it’s about getting the workload back up.”
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from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean,
Matthew Lombardi’s stride on the ice is close to textbook perfect.
He sits in his crouch and extends his leg. As he does this, the blade never leaves the slick surface. This is exactly what coaches tell young players as they learn the fundamentals of the game, and it’s why Lombardi is one of the smoothest and quickest skaters in the NHL.
“It’s probably a longer stride. You get real low and try to generate as much strength as I can through my legs,” Lombardi said. “To be honest, I don’t really know much technique and whatnot. I just go out there and skate around.”
The Predators signed Lombardi in the offseason to boost their speed and bolster their offense. They hope he can add a new and intriguing element to their team this season.
“The first thing you always see is, ‘Wow he is really quick. He is a good skater,’ ” Predators General Manager David Poile said. “Speed is such a huge part of the game. It opens things up. It takes you from defense to offense.”
via Darren Pan tweet,
Lombardi signs for 3 yrs @ 3.5 M per season with Nashville. That’s a great signing. Strong character, low maintenance guy.
Nashville, Tenn. (July 2, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Matthew Lombardi to a three-year, $10.5 million contract. The Montreal, Quebec native will make $3.5 million in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Lombardi, 28 (3/18/82), ranked second on the Phoenix Coyotes in both points and assists with career-highs in each category (19g-34a-53pts) in 2009-10, then paced the team in points during the 2010 playoffs (1g-5a-6pts, 7gp). The 5-11, 195-pound center has posted between 14 and 20 goals for the Coyotes and Calgary Flames in each of the past four seasons, averaging 45 points per campaign in the process. In 441 NHL contests since 2003, he has amassed 236 points (89g-147a). Lombardi has appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in five of his six NHL seasons, most notably posting six points (1g-5a) in 13 games in helping Calgary to Game Seven of the 2004 Cup Finals.