Player Profile: Matt Beleskey

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Player Profile: Matt Beleskey
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By Kyle Shohara
@kyleshohara
AnaheimDucks.com

Season Overview
Matt Beleskey appeared in his fifth NHL season, notching eight goals, five assists and 13 points with a +2 rating and 56 penalty minutes in 42 games. Among Anaheim leaders, Beleskey led the club in hits (103), ranked second in PIM (56) and tied for seventh in goals.

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Also known for his fists, Beleskey led the Ducks in fighting majors during the 2012-13 season. He dropped the gloves six times, including twice in the club’s home opener against Vancouver.

Beleskey appeared in his second career Stanley Cup Playoffs, delivering a team-high 26 hits in Anaheim’s seven-game series against Detroit. Beleskey finished the series with two goals, three points and a +1 rating.

Highlight
With the Ducks in Detroit for Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on May 6, Beleskey’s tenacious forecheck paid off as he reeled off three rapid-fire shots on goalie Jimmy Howard, burying the last attempt to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead early in the game.

By the Numbers
103, the number of hits he delivered in 42 regular season games, tops on the Ducks.

Looking Forward
Beleskey has established himself as one of Anaheim’s most physical – and versatile – forwards, one who can fight when needed and provide timely scoring on any line. The former fourth-round pick (112th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft will likely play a key role in the success of the Ducks in the upcoming season.

Personal
Worked for a moving company as his first job. Enjoys playing golf and baseball in the offseason, and lists Jose Bautista as his favorite athlete outside of hockey. His O.C. restaurant of choice is San Shi Go in Newport Beach. Lists Eric Church, Steve Aoki and Foster the People as his favorite artists, and says @danieltosh is his favorite person to follow on Twitter.

Beleskey owns a bulldog named Karl, pictured on the right [picture courtesy of Matt's Twitter account].

Matt is an active member of Twitter and you can follow his tweets here: @Matt_Beleskey

He Said It
“Dear #Ducksnation, I want to thank you for another amazing season, you guys are the best! Can't wait for next year!” – via Twitter

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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