The Phoenix Coyotes acquired Matthew Lombardi in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a fourth round draft choice in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft, per a recent report. Lombardi played for the Coyotes from 2008-10.
“We are very pleased to bring a player like Matthew back to our team,” Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said. “Matthew is a very strong skater will add quickness and skill to our lineup. He is a center who will be a great addition to our team and provides us with added depth at the center position.”
In 62-games last season Lombardi scored 8-goals and dished out 10-assists. The 5'11” center has played for four teams (Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs) in eight NHL seasons. In 508-games he has tallied 254-points, on 97-goals and 157-assists.
The 30-year old Montreal, Quebec native was drafted in the third round (90th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Flames.