Shawn Matthias Trade: 5 Things You May Not Know About New Canuck

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Shawn Matthias is the newest member of the Vancouver Canucks, having been traded with goaltender Jacob Markstrom on Tuesday from the Florida Panthers, in exchange for veteran netminder Roberto Luongo.

Wrap your head around this: Florida dealt Luongo to Vancouver for Todd Bertuzzi in 2006. One year later, Bertuzzi was traded for Matthias as part of a multi-player swap. And now Matthias has been traded for Luongo.

Matthias, 26, is a forward you can't miss at 6'4" and 224 pounds. Here are five things you may not know about him:

  1. He likes Ozzy.
  2. His brother, Steven, moved to B.C. six months ago to work at an investment firm. (That's them with their mom.)
  3. He won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Hockey Championship.

  4. shawn matthias junior gold

  5. His favourite player is Mike Modano.
  6. mike modano 2006 olympic

  7. His girlfriend is pretty hot.

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