Matthew Stajan (born December 19, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Matthew is of Slovenian descent.
Stajan attended St. Timothy's Elementary School and Iona Catholic Secondary School. As a young hockey player, Stajan played for such minor organizations as The Toronto Red Wings and Mississauga Senators.
He was drafted 79th overall by the Belleville Bulls in the 2000 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) priority selection. After scoring 33 goals and 52 assists with the Bulls, he was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft with the 57th overall selection. Stajan played one game in Toronto at the end of the junior campaign, in which he scored his first NHL goal on his first shot against the Ottawa Senators' goalie Martin Prusek.