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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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Matthew Peca will report to AHL Syracuse.
Peca's demotion makes room for Gabriel Dumont, who the Lightning claimed off waivers. Peca has two goals and five points in 10 games with Tampa Bay this season. Feb 21 - 2:25 PM

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Matthew Peca extended his point streak to four games on Saturday.

Peca registered an assist in the Lightning's 4-2 win over Vancouver. He was only summoned on Jan. 21, but he's made an immediate impact with two goals and five points in six games. That's led to him rapidly getting an increased role from 10:03 minutes in his NHL season debut to over 17 minutes in each of his last two games. "For him to come and step in and contribute the way he's doing, we don't know if we get a couple of these wins without his effort," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. He's not a bad gamble right now in fantasy leagues.
Feb 4 - 5:09 AM

Matthew Peca notched a goal and an assist in a 7-4 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

Peca posted a plus-4 rating and had four shots in a season-high 17:29 of ice time in the contest. He has generated two goals and two assists during a three-game point streak.
Feb 2 - 10:44 AM

Matthew Peca found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Peca gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead with 29 seconds remaining in the first period, but that's the only offense the Bolts could muster in this one. Brayden Point and Jake Dotchin notched the assists on Tampa's only goal. Peca finished the game with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 13:10 of ice time. He has one goal and one assist in four games this season. Peca shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar.
Jan 30 - 10:53 PM

Matthew Peca will play Monday night against Chicago.

Peca was called up from the minors on Sunday along with Michael Bournival. He is slated to play alongside Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde on the third line. Bournival will play on the fourth line.
Jan 22 - 3:29 PM

Matthew Peca has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Peca has eight goals and 31 points in 42 AHL games this season. In 2016-17, he scored a goal and an assist in 10 contests with Tampa Bay.
Jan 21 - 5:49 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:21:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 10:01:00 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.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 10:18:00 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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 01:49:00 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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:42:00 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.
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 12:24:00 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.
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 09:22:00 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Brayden Point
3Tyler Johnson
4Gabriel Dumont
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Vladislav Namestnikov
2Ondrej Palat
3Alex Killorn
4Chris Kunitz
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Yanni Gourde
3Ryan Callahan
4Cory Conacher
5Adam Erne
D1Victor Hedman
2Mikhail Sergachev
3Anton Stralman
4Jake Dotchin
5Braydon Coburn
6Dan Girardi
7Slater Koekkoek
8Andrej Sustr
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Louis Domingue
3Peter Budaj