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17: Matt Pelech

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Matt Pelech
Date of Birth
1987-09-04
Place of Birth
Toronto
Nationality
Canada
Weight
107kg
Height
193cm
Playing position
Defenseman
Shoots
Right

Biography

The Canadian arrived from Villacher of the EBEL and played in the NHL with both the Calgary Flames and the San Jose Sharks. The 6’4” 230lb defenceman was selected in the first round, 26th overall, of the 2005 NHL Draft and made five appearances for the Flames as well as eight for the Sharks.

Pelech brings a wealth of experience to the Belfast blueline following multiple seasons spent in the AHL, DEL and EBEL. The Toronto native posted 425 AHL games with Quad City, Abbotsford, Worcester and Rochester. He split the previous four years in Europe with the DEL’s Schwenniger and Ingolstadt as well as with Austria’s Graz and Villacher.

Playing History

SeasonTeamCompetitionGamesPIMSGoalsAssistsPoints
2019-2020Belfast GiantsEIHL1539448
2019-2020Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP610145
2019-2020Belfast GiantsChampions HL CUP410000
2018-2019Villacher SVEBEL4011821214
2017-2018ERC IngolstadtDEL50116189
2017-2018ERC IngolstadtDEL PLAYOFFS52011
2016-2017Graz 99ersEBEL PLAYOFFS58033
2016-2017Graz 99ersEBEL4813941014
2015-2016Schwenninger Wild WingsDEL4910281220
2014-2015Rochester AmericansAHL3980022
2014-2015Utah GrizzliesECHL15442911
2014-2015Utah GrizzliesECHL PLAYOFFS1153145
2013-2014Worcester SharksAHL3273314
2013-2014San Jose SharksNHL622101
2012-2013San Jose SharksNHL27000
2012-2013Worcester SharksAHL58238347
2011-2012Worcester SharksAHL59168178
2010-2011Abbotsford HeatAHL59198325
2009-2010Abbotsford HeatAHL PLAYOFFS1331044
2009-2010Abbotsford HeatAHL421252810
2008-2009Calgary FlamesNHL59033
2008-2009Quad City FlamesAHL59130369
2007-2008Quad City FlamesAHL77141369
2006-2007Belleville BullsOHL PLAYOFFS1222033
2006-2007Belleville BullsOHL5817153035
2005-2006Sarnia StingOHL1859022
2005-2006London KnightsOHL PLAYOFFS1948000
2005-2006London KnightsOHL3480178
2004-2005Sarnia StingOHL3174156
2003-2004Sarnia StingOHL PLAYOFFS512011
2003-2004Sarnia StingOHL62394610
2002-2003Vaughan Kings Minor Midget AAAGTMMHL4411331316