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Matthew Peca | Center | #63

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 178
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (201) / TB

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Matt Peca has impressed the Lightning coaching staff this month.
Peca, who looks faster than he did last season and who has been exceptional on face-offs in camp thus far, may be closing in on a roster spot. If Peca does make the team, it will be in a third or fourth-line role and he will not be a fantasy factor. Sep 23 - 11:21 AM

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Matthew Peca has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Peca had a goal and an assist in 10 games with Tampa Bay in 2016-17. He also recorded 12 goals and 41 points in 68 contests.
Jul 5 - 10:01 PM

Matthew Peca has been sent to the minors.

Peca has a goal and an assist in 10 games with Tampa Bay in 2016-17. At the AHL level he has eight goals and 30 points in 53 contests.
Mar 13 - 10:18 AM

Matthew Peca will indeed play Saturday against the Panthers.

It'll be his 10th game of the season with the Lightning, he has two points to his credit. Peca He has eight goals and 30 points in 53 games this season for the Crunch.
Mar 11 - 1:49 PM

Matthew Peca was summoned from AHL Syracuse on Saturday.

The 23-year-old has a goal and two points in nine games with the Bolts this season. He also has eight goals and 30 points in 53 games this season for the Crunch.
Mar 11 - 12:42 PM

Matthew Peca was sent down to AHL Syracuse on Saturday.

Through the first nine games of his career, Peca has posted two points along with his first goal. The 23-year-old has also picked up five goals and 17 points in 28 games for the Crunch.
Jan 14 - 12:24 PM

Matthew Peca has contributed one goal and one assist in his last two games.

He picked up his first NHL point on New Year's Eve against Carolina and then scored his first goal versus Winnipeg this past Tuesday. "Every game he plays he's making it tougher to send him down when guys come back," coach Jon Cooper said.
Jan 5 - 9:22 AM

Matthew Peca will make his NHL debut Wednesday night versus Montreal.

He is projected to skate on the fourth line with Michael Bournival and J.T. Brown. Peca, who was the 201st overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, has 17 points in 28 matches with AHL Syracuse this season.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Matthew Peca has been called up by Tampa Bay.

The Lightning appear to be getting healthier, but Peca will join the team and could play Wednesday if he is needed. He has five goals and 17 points in 28 games with Syracuse of the AHL this campaign.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Lightning prospect Matthew Peca said he is looking to improve his game.

"I’m trying to improve my game, on and off the ice, get as strong as I can," Peca said. "It’s obviously a big jump when you are going up against men at the pro level compared to college. I want to get stronger on pucks, and honestly, it’s the same thing every year where you are growing as a player. Now I’m going into playing professionally, so it’s a little different game. So just study that a little more than the college game." The 22-year-old was selected in the 7th round of the 2011 draft. He just finished up his career at Quinnipiac University.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 10:50:00 AM

Matthew Peca has signed a two-year, entry-level deal with Tampa Bay.

In his fourth season with Quinnipiac University, he produced nine goals and 36 points in 39 contests. He will spend the rest of the season in the AHL on a tryout basis. Peca was a seventh-round pick of the Lightning in the 2011 draft.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Matthew Peca had offseason shoulder surgery and is consequently not participating in on-ice activities during the Lightning's development camp.

Peca had 12 goals and 38 points in 40 games with Quinnipiac University in 2013-14. He plans to return to college for his senior year. "There is still a lot I need to improve on, but I feel that I've matured as a player," said Peca. "We've had two good seasons the last two years (at school), but we haven’t won anything. We've been to the Frozen Four, but we didn't win anything, so as a team we have a lot to prove."
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 11:14:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning think they have a hidden gem in Matthew Peca.

Peca was selected with the 201st overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. "Every time we watched Matthew in his draft year he was the most talented guy on the ice and most competitive guy on the ice in all 200 feet with and without the puck," said Lightning director of amateur scouting Al Murray. Peca has stepped up since then with 15 goals and 30 points in 39 NCAA games last season. He's returning to Quinnipiac University for his third season with the team. He'd have another year of eligibility after that, but he's open to turning pro following the 2013-14 campaign if the opportunity presents itself.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 10:47:00 AM

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