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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60

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