| 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
220 lb (100 kg)
| NHL Team|
| San Jose Sharks|
|Born|| September 4 1987,|
Toronto, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 26th overall, 2005|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
Matt Pelech (born September 4, 1987 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. He is a draft pick of the Calgary Flames, selected in the first round, 26th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in 2009.
Pelech played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sarnia Sting, London Knights and Belleville Bulls. In 2007, he was assigned to the Quad City Flames of the American Hockey League. He was recalled by the Flames on April 4, 2009, making his NHL debut that night against the Minnesota Wild. Pelech recorded his first career point, an assist, three nights later against the Los Angeles Kings. He joined the Abbotsford Heat for the 2009–10 season when the Flames relocated their AHL team. He was sidelined in January 2010 with a blood clot in his arm, an ailment team doctors initially feared was season ending. Pelech recovered in time to join the Heat for their playoff run, appearing in all 13 of the team's post-season games.
On July 6, 2011, Pelech was signed by the San Jose Sharks for one year.
|2007–08||Quad City Flames||AHL||77||3||6||9||141||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Quad City Flames||AHL||59||3||6||9||130||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ Wild keep desperate playoff hopes afloat as Flames stumble towards postseason. ESPN (2009-04-03). Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ Iginla has goal, assist; Flaems can clinch division with regulation win Tuesday. ESPN (2009-04-06). Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Granger, Grant (2010-05-16). Pelech persevered through health scare. Abbotsford News. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
- ↑ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=89745
- Matt Pelech's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Matt Pelech's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Calgary Flames' first round draft pick|
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