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Matt Pelech
Matt Pelech 2011
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
San Jose Sharks
Calgary Flames
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 4 1987 (1987-09-04) (age 29),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2005
Calgary Flames
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.

Playing careerEdit

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.[1] Pelech recorded his first career point, an assist, three nights later against the Los Angeles Kings.[2] 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.[3]

On July 6, 2011, Pelech was signed by the San Jose Sharks for one year.

PersonalEdit

His younger brother Michael plays in the ECHL for the Ontario Reign.[4] They are nephews of Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Sarnia Sting OHL 62 4 6 10 39 5 0 1 1 12
2004–05 Sarnia Sting OHL 31 1 5 6 74
2005–06 Sarnia Sting OHL 18 0 2 2 59
2005–06 London Knights OHL 34 1 7 8 80 19 0 0 0 48
2006–07 Belleville Bulls OHL 58 5 30 35 171 12 0 3 3 22
2007–08 Quad City Flames AHL 77 3 6 9 141
2008–09 Quad City Flames AHL 59 3 6 9 130
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 3 3 9
2009–10 Abbotsford Heat AHL 42 2 8 10 125 13 0 4 4 31
2010–11 Abbotsford Heat AHL 59 3 2 5 198 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 5 0 3 3 9 0 0 0 0 0

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Preceded by
Kris Chucko
Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Leland Irving


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