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Adam Pelech | Defenseman | #50

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (65) / NYI
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Adam Pelech's upper-body injury is will "almost certainly" end his season, according to Arthur Staple's sources.
Pelech is still undergoing tests though, so nothing is certain yet. We don't have a lot of details about the nature of Pelech's injury, but Islanders coach Jack Capuano described it as a "freak thing." Jan 20 - 12:19 PM

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Adam Pelech is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.

He is still be evaluated so an exact timetable has not been set yet. Pelech has skated in seven games with the Islanders this season and he posted two assists in last Thursday's game versus the Rangers.
Jan 18 - 12:22 PM

Adam Pelech has an upper-body injury.

Pelech played 16:09 in Thursday's match against the Rangers and the Islanders don't play again until Friday in Ottawa. Pelech has one point with 13 hits and 14 blocks in seven games this season.
Jan 17 - 3:50 PM

Adam Pelech is impressing his teammates, seven games into his NHL career.

Pelech was recalled due to the injury suffered Johnny Boychuk and has not looked out of place. "He’s going to be an NHL defenseman for a long time," teammate Calvin de Haan said. "Pelly’s not the flashiest guy out there, he’s not real crafty, but he gets the job done. He’s done a lot to open some eyes with this opportunity he’s gotten." Pelech picked up the first two points of his NHL career Thursday as he had a pair of assists. He has no real fantasy value despite the effort Thursday.
Jan 16 - 9:13 AM

Adam Pelech registered two assists in a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers Thursday night.

It was Pelech's first two points at the NHL level. The 21-year-old rookie also has six points in 26 AHL contests this season.
Jan 15 - 11:27 AM

Adam Pelech will tag in for Brian Strait on Sunday against Dallas.

Pelech has played in just a pair of NHL games, and has yet to make an impact on the stat sheet. Which isn't surprising given that in 91 career AHL games for Bridgeport, he's compiled 17 points and 54 PIMs.
Jan 3 - 3:35 PM

The New York Islanders have scratched Adam Pelech, Eric Boulton, and Steve Bernier from tonight's game.

Pelech was recalled yesterday, but will not crack the lineup tonight. He is a potential all-around defenseman and will likely have a solid NHL career in the near future. However, neither of the scratches have any fantasy upside.
Jan 2 - 7:15 PM

Adam Pelech has been called up by the New York Islanders.

Johnny Boychuk suffered an upper-body injury on Thursday and was consequently placed on the injured reserve list, so Pelech will try to help fill that void. Pelech has two goals and six points in 26 AHL games this season.
Jan 1 - 11:22 AM

The New York Islanders have returned defenseman Adam Pelech to AHL Bridgeport.

Pelech was unable to make much of an impression or impact at the NHL level, though he only saw 24 minutes over two games. The 21-year-old defender still has room for growth, but considering he's scored just 15 points in 79 AHL games we wouldn't expect him to be a fantasy impact moving forward.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 01:49:00 PM

Adam Pelech will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

The 21-year-old made his NHL debut in the Islanders' last game against Anaheim. He finished with a plus-1 rating and one shot on goal in 13:19 of ice time. Taylor Beck and Jean-Francois Berube are also expected to watch Monday's game from the press box.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Coach Jack Capuano was pleased with the NHL debut of Adam Pelech.

The defenseman was a third round pick by the Islanders in 2012. "Good stick, good gap control, his positioning was real good," Capuano said. "He made some good reads." Pelech played 13:19 minutes and was a plus-one. He even got 13 seconds on the power play but don't expect a lot of points out of the rookie at this time.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 06:58:00 AM

Adam Pelech will make his NHL debut against the Ducks on Friday night.

An exciting evening for the 21-year-old defender Pelech. Originally drafted 65th overall in 2012 by the Islanders, Pelech has put up 15 points and 52 PIMs in 79 games with AHL Bridgeport. Pelech is replacing Marek Zidlicky and pairing with Brian Strait.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 08:21:00 PM

The Islanders have summoned Adam Pelech from AHL Bridgeport.

The third-round pick of New York in the 2013 draft doesn't have any NHL experience yet and he's playing in his second season in the minors. Pelech has four points and plus-9 rating in 14 matches with the Sound Tigers this year.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Adam Pelech has been assigned to the AHL.

Pelech was recalled on Sunday and played just over 19 minutes in Sunday's preseason loss to the Washington Capitals. He doesn't have any fantasy value going forward.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 10:27:00 PM

The New York Islanders have recalled Adam Pelech from Bridgeport in the AHL.

The 21-year-old has never skated in an NHL game. He was New York's third round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: New York
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Adam Pelech
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Jean-Francois Berube