DALLAS — Shawn Matthias was doing some startling math Thursday. The summation had something to do with what prevented the centre from scoring more regularly in seven years with the Florida Panthers.
“I was there for three or four GMs, four coaches and three different owners,” he said before making his debut with the Canucks following a Tuesday trade that also brought Jacob Markstrom to Vancouver in exchange for Roberto Luongo.
“I just seemed to stick around and they brought in new guys and a lot of the time they were getting the opportunities. I just accepted it, kept playing hard and did good things out there. Last season speaks to that.”
When injuries struck the Panthers during the 48-game lockout season, he scored 10 of his 14 goals in a span of 16 games, playing mostly with Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller. This season, he has nine goals in 56 games but had three goals and two assists in a...