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Matt Beleskey | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
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Matt Beleskey is anxiously waiting to attend his first training camp with the Boston Bruins.
"I could end the summer right now and start camp tomorrow," Beleskey said. "I'm ready to go. This is always the hardest part of the summer, when you've been training and you're kind of sick of that. I just want to get out there and start playing." He already feels comfortable in his new city and feels he can do better than the 22 goals and 32 points he produced last season. Aug 17 - 6:05 PM

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Matt Beleskey is happy he ended up in Boston.

Beleskey inked a five-year, $19 million contract with the Bruins as an unrestricted free agent. "I looked at their team and I talked with my agent and my family, and it's always been a place that I've liked," he said. "The Big Bad Bruins play that physical style, and they've always been a team that I've liked watching. Cam Neely (currently the team president) is in the front office, and watching him play was always exciting. They've always been a team I’ve been drawn to." Beleskey's physical game certainly meshes with that philosophy. With Milan Lucic gone, he also has an opportunity to play on the Bruins' top line.
Jul 8 - 9:33 AM

Matt Beleskey might end up playing on the top line in Boston.

The Bruins signed Beleskey to a five-year, $19 million contract over the summer. There team has a sizable hole in its lineup after trading Milan Lucic, but Beleskey might be able to partially fill it while playing alongside David Krejci. Don't get too excited though. Beleskey often played alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in Anaheim and still finished with a modest 32 points in 65 contests.
Jul 6 - 9:23 AM

Matt Beleskey has signed with the Boston Bruins for five-years worth $19M.

That's an $3.8M AAV, and Beleskey also has a No-Move Clause. The 27-year-old winger had a career-year for Anaheim, scoring 22 goals and 32 points and producing a 15.2 shooting percentage. The signing also facilitated a trade to clear up some cap space as Boston sent Marc Savard's contract and forward Reilly Smith to Florida for RFA forward Jimmy Hayes. The trade sent about $7.4M in cap space to Florida, leaving Boston to re-sign Hayes.

Matt Beleskey has been garnering plenty of interest as free agency approaches.

He has touched base with a dozen clubs and agent Murray Kuntz says Beleskey is slated to visit a few Eastern Conference teams this week. Beleskey will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 29 - 5:35 PM

Matt Beleskey "immediately rejected" the Anaheim Ducks' final offer before free agency is set to begin.

Thus the 27 year old forward will become an unrestricted free agent come July 1st. Beleskey is coming off his best career season with 22 goals and 32 points in 65 games in 2015-16. He also sported a career best shooting percentage of 15.2%, nearly doubling his previous high. The catch is that Beleskey had recorded just 35 goals and 80 points in parts of six previous seasons with Anaheim. Clearly, he's looking for a big raise over his about-to expire two-year, $2.7M contract.
Jun 23 - 9:02 PM

The Anaheim Ducks are still trying to re-sign Matt Beleskey, but they're on the brink of moving on.

"We've made another offer," Ducks GM Bob Murray said. "It's a bumpy road right now, I'm not going to lie. We're going to try one more shot at it and then we have to move on." At this point it seems likely that Beleskey will test the open market. He had 22 goals and 32 points in 65 contests in 2014-15. He stood out in the playoffs though with eight goals and nine points in 16 games.
Jun 23 - 9:05 AM

Matt Beleskey looks like he will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

TSN's Darren Dreger reported that "unless talks with the Ducks escalate unexpectedly this week," the plan is for Beleskey to test free agency. Eric Stephens of the Orange County register confirmed the report that a contract extension between the Ducks and Beleskey isn't looking good right now.
Jun 22 - 3:20 PM

The Anaheim Ducks and Matt Beleskey are reportedly close to agreeing on a new contract.

After a breakout season in 2014-15, Beleskey is scheduled to become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1st but it doesn't appear as though he's interested in leaving Anaheim. Craig Custance of ESPN.com doesn't believe that the 27-year-old will make it to July 1st without a new contract in place. Beleskey scored a career-high 22 goals and 32 points in 65 games this season.
Jun 21 - 11:57 AM

It sounds like Matt Beleskey wants to re-sign with Anaheim.

"I've always liked Anaheim. You never want to leave a group like this," Beleskey said. He has completed a two-year, $2.7 million contract and can consequently become an unrestricted free agent. He had 22 goals and 32 points in 65 contests in 2014-15. He also stepped up in the playoffs with eight goals in 16 games.
Jun 2 - 3:03 PM

Matt Beleskey potted his eighth goal of the playoffs on Saturday.

It was too little too late for the forward as his goal with 42 seconds left in the game made the score a more reasonable 5-3 win for the Blackhawks. Beleskey had a great playoff for the Ducks as he ended the post-season with nine points.
May 31 - 7:27 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are one win away from the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

That's because Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime Monday night to give the Ducks a 5-4 triumph over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. The win gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven, Western Conference Final. Beleskey's goal was his seventh of the post-season. Ryan Kesler assisted on the goal. He also scored earlier in the game, giving him six goals and six assists in the playoffs. Kesler's goal, at 5:42 of the first period, gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead. They would go up 3-0 before the end of the period on a goal by Sami Vatanen, his third of the playoffs. Vatanen also had a pretty assist on a goal by Patrick Maroon, which gave the Ducks a 4-2 lead at 14:45 of the third period. Two goals by Chicago's Jonathan Toews, including one from a very tough angle at 19:22 of the third, led to overtime. But it was a short one, as Beleskey pounced on a rebound of a Kesler shot. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf had two assists in the game and now has 17 in the playoffs.
May 26 - 12:25 AM

The Anaheim Ducks scored three goals in 37 seconds, becoming the second-fastest team to score three in the playoffs.

The 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs still hold the record as they scored three times in 23 seconds against the Atlanta Flames, in which Chicago coach Joel Quenneville picked up an assist on the third Leaf goal. Matt Beleskey scored the middle goal for the Ducks and now has six in the playoffs after scoring all five in the second round against the Calgary Flames.
May 24 - 7:06 AM

Matt Beleskey registered an assist in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against Chicago.

His five-game goal streak came to an end, but he stretched his point streak to six consecutive matches. Beleskey scored in each game against the Calgary Flames in Round 2 and he added his first assist of the playoffs in Anaheim's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.
May 18 - 10:01 AM

Matt Beleskey said on Friday that the Anaheim Ducks should worry about themselves and not what their opponents the Chicago Blackhawks are capable of.

The two teams play for the Western Conference championship starting on Sunday with the winner heading to the Stanley Cup Final. "We got to focus on us," winger Matt Beleskey said. "We play the way we play, any night we have a chance to win. I think if we stick to our game, play to the best of our abilities, it’s going to be a great series, and I think we can come out on top. You can’t give anyone too much respect. We’re all here for a reason. Now it’s just time to get out there and prove it." Beleskey scored in all five games in the series against Calgary and will try to extend his streak to a franchise record six games Sunday.
May 16 - 6:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Maxime Talbot
4Zac Rinaldo
RW1Loui Eriksson
2David Pastrnak
3Brett Connolly
4Jimmy Hayes
5Joonas Kemppainen
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5Kevan Miller
6Matt Irwin
7Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jeremy Smith
3Malcolm Subban