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Matt Beleskey | Winger

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
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Matt Beleskey scored his 15th goal of the season in the third period of Thursday night's affair with Montreal to give the Ducks a 2-1 road win.
Beleskey is now tied for seventh in goals in the NHL with Evgeni Malkin, Patrick Kane and Joe Pavelski. The 26-year-old veteran only has three assists though, but is definitely an asset with his goal total. He now has 50 goals in his NHL career. Dec 18 - 11:29 PM

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Matt Beleskey scored a goal in Anaheim's 2-1 victory Wednesday night.

Beleskey has 14 goals and 16 points in 30 games this season. He's been a nice source of secondary scoring for the Ducks so far, especially with Corey Perry missing significant portions of the season.
Dec 11 - 7:58 AM

Matt Beleskey scored the game-winning goal in Anaheim's 3-2 win over Boston.

The goal was Beleskey's 12th of the season, which is a new career-high for him. Beleskey beat Rask with a shot right off the face-off to give Anaheim a 3-1 lead in the game. The 26-year-old has been quite a surprise this season. He is currently on pace to score 38 goals, but he isn't likely to reach that number. Sami Vatanen and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Ducks.
Dec 2 - 12:51 AM

Matt Beleskey scored his 10th of the season and added an assist in the Ducks 3-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday.

When you're hot, you're hot as Beleskey got a little puck luck on both points he notched in this game. The 26 year-old has three goals in four games and is showing some goal scoring prowess this season. Considering he scored just nine goals in 55 games last season, he is off to a red hot start. Corey Perry and Kyle Palmieri each added a goal in the win.
Nov 26 - 1:51 AM

Matt Beleskey scored a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss against the Calgary Flames.

Beleskey only has one assist this season, but he's found the back of the net eight times. He's probably not going to maintain his current 14.0 shooting percentage though given how he's done historically.
Nov 19 - 8:24 AM

Matt Beleskey scored a goal in Anaheim's 3-2 shootout loss on Friday.

It was the second straight game where Beleskey found the back of the net. It's been an unusual season for him because he has seven goals and no assists in 15 contests. That's quite a deviation from the norm for a player that's never scored more than 11 goals in a single season. Don't count on Beleskey to even come close to maintaining his current goal scoring pace for the entire season.
Nov 8 - 9:22 AM

Matt Beleskey scored his sixth goal of the season on the power-play in a 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim on Tuesday.

Beleskey got the Ducks rally started with a power-play goal set up nicely by Ryan Kesler and Sami Vatanen in the second period. The big winger also had five shots and stepped up his play with the absence of Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Emerson Etem scored the other goal for the Ducks in the loss. Beleskey has six goals on the season but still no assists.
Nov 6 - 2:10 AM

Matt Beleskey scored the only goal for Anaheim in their 4-1 loss to San Jose on Sunday.

Beleskey has been a pleasant surprise for the Sharks so far this season. The goal was his fifth of the season. The Ducks were never really in this game, as they found themselves down 4-0 when Beleskey finally beat Antti Niemi in the third period. Anaheim was due to have a bad game, as the loss snaps a seven-game winning streak. The Ducks are now 7-2-0 this season and are still very much a Stanley Cup contender.
Oct 26 - 11:08 PM

Matt Beleskey registered his third goal of the season for Anaheim in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Flyers.

Beleskey is occupying Patrick Maroon's spot alongside Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf on the Ducks top line and is taking full advantage of the opportunity while it lasts. Devante Smith-Pelly and Tim Jackman were the other goal scorers for Anaheim in the win.

Matt Beleskey will play on Anaheim's top line Tuesday.

This is great news for Beleskey in the short-term, but it's not likely a permanent spot for him. It took injuries to Dany Heatley and Patrick Maroon to get Beleskey on the first line and he might lose that spot once one or both of them are healthy.
Oct 14 - 1:32 PM

Matt Beleskey scored a goal in Anaheim's 5-1 victory over Buffalo Monday afternoon.

Beleskey has two goals in three games this season. After Patrick Maroon (lower body) left Monday's contest, Beleskey took some shifts with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. That's a big opportunity for Beleskey and one that should give him at least a short-term boost in production.
Oct 14 - 9:42 AM

Matt Beleskey has been taking shifts with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf on Monday since Patrick Maroon left the game.

It remains to be seen how long Maroon, who probably has a knee injury, will be sidelined for and even if it's a long-term injury, there's no guarantee that Beleskey will stay on the first line beyond this contest. All the same, it potentially a big opportunity for Beleskey. This situation is worth monitoring closely.
Oct 13 - 5:17 PM

Matt Beleskey has fully recovered from the torn abdominal muscle that ended his season during the playoffs in May.

Beleskey was reported to have a lower body injury at the time and it's now known that it was his abdominal muscle. Surgery was given some consideration at the time but it was decided that rehab was the best option. There is still a touch of pain and Beleskey still isn't 100 percent sure when forced to battle for the puck. "Mentality I'm just more cautious," Beleskey said. "That split second on the ice can be your moment of cautiousness, and it can cost you. I haven't had anything or done anything where I was worried about injuring myself. I've come back from a few injuries in my career, so it's a process." Beleskey is a bottom six forward this season and as a result has little fantasy value.
Sep 20 - 6:26 AM

Matt Beleskey (lower body) will miss the remainder of the second round.

Beleskey hasn't played since May 8 due to the ailment. He has two goals and four points in five playoff games.
May 14 - 2:11 PM

Matt Beleskey (lower body) didn't participate in Tuesday's optional skate.

He isn't expected to practice with the Ducks on Wednesday either prior to Game 6. Beleskey has been limited to five games during the 2014 playoffs due to injury and he hasn't played in the last two contests.
May 13 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Emerson Etem
4Dany Heatley
5Matt Beleskey
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Rene Bourque
4Kyle Palmieri
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Sami Vatanen
6Eric Brewer
7Colby Robak
8Clayton Stoner
9Mark Fistric
10Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Ilya Bryzgalov