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Matt Bartkowski | Defenseman | #44

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (190) / FLA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Bartkowski's first goal in a Calgary uniform was a big one as it sent the game into overtime.
Bartkowski's goal tied the game with St. Louis at 2. The Flames eventually won it in overtime on Sean Monahan's goal but the move to ink Bartkowski to a two-way deal in mid-February paid dividends on Saturday. Bartkowski has little fantasy value but he had some on Saturday. He has only a goal and two points in 17 games this season. Mar 26 - 7:11 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Matt Bartkowski recorded his first point with the Flames during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

It only took eight games, but he's finally in the books with a helper. A few more of those and he'll be a staple at the bottom of the rotation.
Mar 5 - 7:31 PM

Matt Bartkowski isn't sure if his Flames debut will come on Saturday night against Vancouver.

Coach Glen Gulutzan said he hasn't made a decision yet. "We wanted to make sure he got through a good practice here," said the Calgary bench boss after Friday's session. "(Thursday) we gave him our five-on-five plan. But like I said, Bart's familiar with a lot of what we do ... we'll make a decision (Saturday). It'll either be (Bartowski) or Joki (Jyrki Jokipakka)."
Feb 18 - 10:20 AM

Matt Bartkowski practiced with Dennis Wideman on the team's third defensive pairing on Friday, indicating that the newly signed free agent is slated to play on Saturday against Vancouver.

With Brett Kulak also having been sent back to AHL Stockton, Bartkowski's participation is appearing ever more certain. Stay tuned.
Feb 17 - 1:55 PM

Matt Bartkowski might make his Calgary Flames debut on Saturday.

As previously reported, Bartkowski inked a two-year, two-way deal with the Flames Thursday afternoon. The Flames plan to use Bartkowski in a third-pairing role for now, so don't expect him to get a lot of playing time.
Feb 16 - 6:23 PM

Matt Bartkowski's newly signed two-way deal will give him a $612,500 annual cap hit when he's in the NHL.

Bartkowski signed with Calgary shortly after agreeing to a professional tryout. In the AHL Bartkowski's salary for 2016-17 is $200,000 and $400,000 in 2017-18. He had previously been with the AHL's Providence Bruins, but was released on Tuesday. The fact that this is a two-year deal is noteworthy because Bartkowski meets the minimum requirements for the expansion draft. With this signing, Calgary now has four defensemen that presently fall into that category.
Feb 16 - 5:57 PM

Matt Bartkowski officially signs two-year, two-way pact with the Flames on Thursday.

Financial details still to come, and it is not yet clear if he will start with Calgary or report to AHL Stockton. The 28-year-old defender had posted two goals and 10 points with 27 PIMs in 34 games thus far with AHL Providence this season before departing. Through 211 career NHL games with Boston and Vancouver however, he has posted six goals and 42 points along with 127 PIMS and 404 hits.
Feb 16 - 2:34 PM

Following up on an earlier item, Matt Bartkowski has agreed to a professional tryout with the Calgary Flames.

He is slated to practice with the Flames on Wednesday. Bartkowski was just released from his AHL deal with Providence and it appears he is getting another shot at an NHL contract.
Feb 15 - 12:19 PM

Matt Bartkowski has been released from his AHL contract with Providence.

In 34 games with Boston's AHL club this season, Bartkowski contributed two goals, eight assists and 27 penalty minutes. He played in 80 games with Vancouver last season, but hasn't seen any NHL action in 2016-17.
Feb 15 - 11:28 AM

Matt Bartkowski has been released from his professional tryout.

In 80 games with Vancouver last year, he posted 18 points and 50 penalty minutes.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Matt Bartkowski has taken the Ottawa Senators up on a professional tryout offer.

Bartkowski had six goals, 18 points, and 50 penalty minutes in 80 contests with the Vancouver Canucks last season. We could see him making the team as a third pairing or seventh defenseman.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 06:15:00 PM

Matt Bartkowski has attracted some interest as an unrestricted free agent, but he hasn't signed with a new team yet.

Bartkowski is seeking a one-way contract. His agent, Stephen Reich, believes something will be worked out closer to the end of the summer. On the bright side, Bartkowski got married two weeks ago. He skated in 80 games with the Canucks last season, where he averaged 18:37 of ice time and contributed 18 points.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Matt Barkowski picked up a pair of helpers during Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Oilers.

Bartkowski matched his career high of 18 points in the effort, having posted just four points in the two seasons since reaching such heights.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 02:45:00 AM

Matt Bartkowski (flu) will get back into the fold on Tuesday night.

He didn't play on Saturday because he was feeling under the weather.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 02:11:00 PM

Canucks fans were briefly a-flutter with trade excitement as Matt Bartkowksi was listed as a scratch Sunday night, alas he merely has the flu.

Through 59 games this season the 27-year-old defender has posted five goals and 15 points, just three shy of his high water mark set two seasons ago with Boston. He also has 38 PIMs and 100 hits on the year.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 07:13:00 PM

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C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Sam Bennett
4Mark Jankowski
5Matt Stajan
6Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Micheal Ferland
5Hunter Shinkaruk
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Spencer Foo
4Curtis Lazar
5Garnet Hathaway
6Emile Poirier
D1Mark Giordano
2Dougie Hamilton
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith
2Eddie Lack