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Matthew Grzelcyk | Defenseman | #48

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 174
College: Boston University
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (85) / BOS

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Matthew Grzelcyk chipped in two assists in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Grzelcyk has registered eight points in 34 games with the Boston Bruins this year. He also has a plus-18 rating, 21 hits and 23 blocks. Feb 8 - 9:12 AM

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Matthew Grzelcyk has been called up by Boston.

Grzelcyk will take part in Tuesday's practice and travel with the team to New Jersey for Wednesday's contest versus the Devils. He has four assists and a plus-4 rating in 14 games with Providence of the AHL this year. Grzelcyk hasn't played for Boston since the team's regular-season opener.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 10:52:00 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk has been assigned to Providence of the AHL.

Grzelcyk suited up in Boston's opener because Torey Krug was injured, but now the Bruins' top offensive defender is healthy again and ready to return to action Monday afternoon. Grzelcyk had two shots and a plus-1 rating in 12:11 of ice time against Nashville last Thursday.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk is still in the running to fill in for the injured Torey Krug once the regular season starts.

Like Krug, Grzelcyk is an offensive-minded defenseman and consequently, he might also fill the void left by Krug on the man advantage. The question with Grzelcyk is if he can do enough defensively to be a regular with Boston at this time. "For me, it’s picking and choosing my battles defensively," said Grzelcyk. "I have to use my smarts more than my strength. I’m not going to beat too many guys physically. If I can angle players into situations I want them to be in, I think that would work best to my advantage." Rob O'Gara and Paul Postma are also battling for the defensive opening, but neither have Grzelcyk's offensive potential.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:43:00 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk could start the regular season with the Boston Bruins.

Grzelcyk, who is a left shot defender, will get a chance to secure an NHL roster spot because Torey Krug will be sidelined for at least three weeks due to a non-displaced jaw fracture. He saw some time on the point on the team's top power-play unit at practice. Grzelcyk will face competition from Rob O'Gara, Paul Postma and Jakub Zboril for the vacant defense position.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 01:35:00 AM

Boston returned Matthew Grzelcyk to the minors on Monday night.

He was sent back during Boston's 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa. Grzelcyk took part in the morning skate with the big club, but was listed as a scratch when the puck dropped.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk has been called up by the Boston Bruins.

He joined the team on an emergency basis and participated in the morning skate. Boston's back end is a game-time decision for Game 3 on Monday night, but based on the combinations at the skate it appears as though Grzelcyk will be scratched. He was on the fourth unit with banged up defender Colin Miller.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 11:58:00 AM

The Bruins sent Matthew Grzelcyk back to AHL Providence on Saturday.

Grzelcyk went without a point during his first two games of action. Grzelcyk has one goal and 12 points along with a plus-12 rating in 25 games for Providence of the AHL this season.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 07:40:00 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk made his NHL debut Wednesday night in a 4-3 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

The Bruins scratched Colin Miller and Joe Morrow in the contest. He logged 14:34 of ice time and he posted three shots on goal.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 07:40:00 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk has been called up by Boston.

The Bruins have eight defensemen on the roster going into Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. Grzelcyk has one goal and 12 points along with a plus-12 rating in 25 games for Providence of the AHL this season.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:37:00 PM

Matthew Grzelcyk (upper body) will be evaluated again Friday morning.

He didn't play in Monday's rookie tournament game because of an upper-body injury. Grzelcyk's assessment will determine his level of participation in drills at the beginning of Boston's training camp.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 07:32:00 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins.

Grzelcyk has 10 goals and 23 points in 27 games with Boston University this season. He was selected by Boston with the 85th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Watching fellow undersized defenseman Torey Krug succeed in the 2013 playoffs greatly encouraged Boston Bruins prospect Matthew Grzelcyk.

"It was nice to see," Grzelcyk said. "(People) kind of always knock the smaller guys. It was nice to see the success (Krug) had and what he brought to the table for the team. It was great." Grzelcyk admits that he hasn't "given much thought" to the pro game yet, however, as he still has a long way to go.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Matthew Grzelcyk has been impressive in the early going with Boston University.

The defenseman was taken in the third round of the 2012 draft by the Bruins. Just 18 years old, Grzelcyk has a lot to work on, which includes strengthening his 5-foot-9, 175-pound frame, but he's started the year off with three assists in four games, impressing BU coach Jack Parker with his instincts. "He has what I call that ‘Larry Bird’ court vision," said Jack Parker. "He sees things developing and is able to work the puck into a space before the window closes. He’s got great skating speed to go along with it, which doesn’t hurt either."
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 09:27:00 AM

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C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Ryan Spooner
4Sean Kuraly
5Jordan Szwarz
6Riley Nash
LW1Brad Marchand
2Jake DeBrusk
3Tim Schaller
4Frank Vatrano
RW1David Pastrnak
2Anders Bjork
3Danton Heinen
4David Backes
5Noel Acciari
D1Torey Krug
2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Kevan Miller
7Matthew Grzelcyk
8Rob O'Gara
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin