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Mathew Bodie (born March 7, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Mathew Bodie
Born (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 29)
East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Hartford Wolf Pack
Rochester Americans
Syracuse Crunch
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

As a member of the Winnipeg Thrashers midget hockey team, he was named the Most Valuable player and top defenceman at the 2008 Telus Cup. The Thrashers captured the silver medal.

Bodie played collegiate hockey for the Union Dutchmen in the a NCAA Men's Division I ECAC Hockey conference. In his sophomore year, Bodie's outstanding play was recognized when he was selected to the 2011–12 ECAC Hockey First Team.[1]

Undrafted, Bodie was signed by the New York Rangers to a one-year entry-level contract on April 15, 2014, after Union won the NCAA Championship.[2]

On April 20, 2016, Bodie was recalled by the New York Rangers from the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, but he did not play for the team.[3]

During the 2016–17 season, while captaining the Wolf Pack, Bodie was dealt by the Rangers at the trade deadline to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Daniel Catenacci on February 28, 2017.[4] He played out the season in the AHL with the Rochester Americans, producing 9 points in 17 games.

On July 1, 2017, Bodie as a free agent signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[5] After attending the Lightning's 2017 training camp, he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch for the duration of the 2017–18 season. Assuming a role as the Crunch's top pairing defenseman, Bodie responded with a professional high 31 assists and 37 points in 74 games.

As a free agent from the Lightning, Bodie opted to halt his North American career, agreeing to an initial one-year deal with Russian club, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on July 20, 2018.[6] In his debut season in Russia in 2018–19, Bodie recorded 3 goals and 16 points in 39 games from the blueline with Torpedo.

On June 14, 2019, Bodie as a free agent opted to sign in Sweden, agreeing to a one-year contract with the Växjö Lakers of the SHL.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Powell River Kings BCHL 53 1 41 42 41 18 2 12 14 20
2009–10 Powell River Kings BCHL 51 8 34 42 37 23 9 22 31 23
2010–11 Union College ECAC 40 6 26 32 18
2011–12 Union College ECAC 39 8 21 29 32
2012–13 Union College ECAC 35 6 18 24 32
2013–14 Union College ECAC 40 8 31 39 57
2014–15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 75 5 27 32 42 15 3 4 7 6
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 76 7 29 36 38
2016–17 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 45 8 22 30 47
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 17 2 7 9 8
2017–18 Syracuse Crunch AHL 74 6 31 37 36 5 0 2 2 6
2018–19 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 39 3 13 16 32
AHL totals 287 28 116 144 171 20 3 6 9 12

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schott, Ken (March 15, 2012). "Union coach Bennett wins Tim Taylor Award; goalie Grosenick wins Ken Dryden Award (Final)". Daily Gazette. Retrieved March 15, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Free Agent Mat Bodie". New York Rangers. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "New York Rangers Recall Seven Players from Hartford Wolf Pack". Archived from the original on May 5, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Sabres trade Catenacci to Rangers for defenseman Mat Bodie". Yahoo! Sports. February 28, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Lightning sign defenseman Mat Bodie to one-year contract". Tampa Bay Lightning. January 17, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Ashton moves to Severstal" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "KHL defenseman signs with Lakers" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "ECAC Announces Regular-Season Awards". ECAC Hockey. April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ "All-Conference All-Rookie Team". ECAC Hockey. March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "All-Tournament Honors" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved May 12, 2014.

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