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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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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