2013-14: Appeared in his sixth NHL season with Anaheim, recording 9-15=24 points with a +8 rating and 64 PIM in 55 games…set career highs in points, assists and plus/minus…ranked third on the team and led all forwards in hits (132)…posted three multi-point games, including Apr. 9 vs. SJ (1-1=2), Jan. 9 @ NSH (0-2=2) and Dec. 31 vs. SJ (1-1=2)…scored two GWG, one shy of his career best, including Dec. 31 vs. SJ and Mar. 29 @ VAN…his first GWG of the season sparked a career-high five-game point streak (2-4=6), Dec. 31-Jan. 9…capped the point streak with a career-high two assists on Jan. 9 @ NSH…his second GWG on Mar. 29 @ VAN marked his 19th point of the season to set a career high…collected his 12th assist of the season on Mar. 5 vs. MTL, establishing a career best…tied a personal best with six shots on net (second time) in a 4-3 OT win, Jan. 5 vs. VAN…missed 19 contests due to an upper-body injury, Oct. 10-Nov. 15...played three games with Norfolk (AHL) from Nov. 13-16, scoring one goal (1-0=1)…PLAYOFFS: Was limited to five Stanley Cup Playoff games due to a groin injury…scored 2-2=4 points with eight PIM…collected his first career postseason GWG and first playoff multi-point game (1-1=2) in Game 1 of the First Round, Apr. 16 vs. DAL…scored his second goal of the postseason in Game 1 of the Second Round, May 3 vs. LA.
CAREER: Signed a two-year contract extension through 2014-15, July 7, 2013…signed a two-year contract extension through 2012-13, Sept. 17, 2010…2012-13: Appeared in his fifth NHL season with Anaheim…scored 2-1=3 points with a +1 rating and two PIM in seven CQF games vs. DET…ranked tied for fifth on the team in goals and tied for second in PPG (1)…earned his first career Stanley Cup assist in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 30 vs. DET…scored his second and third career playoff goals in Games 3 (first career PPG) and 4 of the CQF, May 4 and 6 @ DET…appeared in 42 regular-season games, earning 8-5=13 points with a +2 rating and 56 PIM in 42 contests...led the club in hits (103) and ranked second in PIM...scored his first career PPG as part of a two-point night (1-1=2), Apr. 7 vs. LA…collected an assist in his 200th career NHL game, Apr. 3 vs. DAL…missed four contests with an upper-body injury, Mar. 25-31…had a career-tying three-game point streak (2-2=4) from Feb. 15-18, which included goals in consecutive games (2-0=2) on Feb. 15 @ DET and Feb. 16 @ NSH…registered a career-high 12 PIM, Jan. 25 vs. VAN…played in England during the lockout, scoring 12-21=33 points with 39 PIM in 26 games with Coventry of the British Elite Ice Hockey League…2011-12: Appeared in his fourth NHL season with Anaheim, collecting 4-11=15 points with 72 PIM in 70 games…set career highs in assists, points, PIM and games played…ranked tied for fourth on the club in PIM and tied for seventh in hits (104)…scored three of his four goals in a five-game stretch (3-1=4) from Jan. 18-Feb. 6 and all four in a nine-game span (4-1=5) from Jan. 10-Feb. 6…established a career high in assists with his eighth of the season, Feb. 8 vs. CGY…posted a career-high three-game assist streak (0-3=3) from Dec. 2-6, matching his career high for points in consecutive games…appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Oct. 21 vs. DAL…missed five games due to injury, including Jan. 21-24 (swollen right hand) and Oct. 7-14 (offseason shoulder surgery)…2010-11: Appeared in his third NHL season with Anaheim, making his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut…appeared in all six CQF games vs. NSH, scoring his first career postseason goal in Game 3, Apr. 17 @ Bridgestone Arena…made his playoff debut in Game 1 of the CQF on Apr. 13 vs. NSH…appeared in 35 regular-season games with the Ducks, collecting 3-7=10 points…had a career-tying two-game assist streak (0-2=2), Jan. 18-20…matched a career high for points with his second career multi-point game (1-1=2), Jan. 7 vs. CBJ…appeared in 27 contests with Syracuse (AHL), scoring 11-13=24 points with 39 PIM…his .89 points-per-game ranked second on the club (min. 20 GP)…underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, May 4…the surgery was performed by Ducks Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Orr Limpisvasti…2009-10: Appeared in 60 games for Anaheim in his rookie NHL season, collecting 11-7=18 points with 35 PIM…ranked tied for 10th among NHL rookies in goals, tied for third in GWG (3), seventh in hits (94) and 10th in shots (123)…among team leaders, finished sixth in goals and tied for fourth in GWG…recorded a pair of career-high three-game point streaks, including Mar. 19-23 (2-1=3) and Jan. 5-9 (3-0=3), which was also a personal-best goal streak and tied for the longest by a rookie in 2009-10…set single-game career highs in points (2-0=2), goals, plus/minus (+3) and TOI (22:18), Apr. 9 @ STL…earned 5-1=6 points in January, ranking tied for second among NHL rookies in goal scoring for the month…scored his first career NHL goal (Howard), Jan. 5 vs. DET…collected his first NHL point (assist), Dec. 1 vs. LA…made his season debut with the Ducks, Oct. 24 vs. CBJ...began the season in the AHL, scoring 2-5=7 points with a +5 rating and 21 PIM in 15 games with San Antonio and Toronto…2008-09: Made his professional debut with Iowa (AHL), scoring 11-24=35 points in 58 games…was recalled by Anaheim, Jan. 9 and made his NHL debut that night vs. TB, earning a +1 rating in 13:53 TOI…was reassigned to Iowa on Jan. 15 for the remainder of the regular season…Miscellaneous: Appeared in 258 career OHL games with Belleville from 2004-08, scoring 99-125=224 points with a +23 rating and 467 PIM…in 2007-08, led the club and finished third in the OHL in postseason scoring en route an OHL championship appearance…in 2006-07, helped lead Belleville to the East Division title in the Eastern Conference…was selected to the 2006 CHL Top Prospects Game in Ottawa.
PERSONAL: He and wife Victoria were married last summer…graduated from St. Joseph’s High School (Barrie, Ontario) in 2006…worked for a moving company as his first job…says Wendel Clark was his favorite player growing up…his favorite hockey moment was his first NHL goal vs. Detroit…enjoys playing golf and baseball in the offseason…spends his summers in Minesing, Ontario…San Shi Go in Newport Beach is his O.C. restaurant of choice…lists “Sons of Anarchy” as his top television show…Twitter handle is @Matt_Beleskey.
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