|Born|| June 7, 1988 |
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)|
| NHL team (P)|
| New York Rangers|
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
|NHL Draft|| 112th overall, 2006|
Matt Beleskey (born Matthew Beleskey on June 7, 1988 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the [[American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Matt grew up in the small town of Midhurst, Ontario in the Springwater Township. He played his minor hockey for the Barrie Icemen AAA program of the OMHA's Eastern AAA League. After his Bantam season with the Icemen, he played one season with the nearby Collingwood Blues Jr.A. club of the OHA.
Matt was drafted in the 2nd round (21st overall) in the 2004 OHL Priority Selection by the Belleville Bulls.
In the 2008 OHL Finals versus the Kitchener Rangers, Belleville was down 3-0 in the series and 4-1 in the game, but on the back of captain Beleskey's four-point night, including the game winner in overtime, he won the game and pushed the series to seven games, before ultimately losing the series.
Matt was selected by the Ducks 112th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and turned professional in 2008 after a four-year junior career with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League. He made his NHL debut in the 2008–09 season, appearing in two games with the Ducks but spent most of the season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Iowa Chops.
Matt played in the UK for Coventry Blaze ice hockey team in the Elite Ice Hockey League during the NHL lock-out.
Playing in 65 games during the 2014–15 season, he scored 22 goals to go with 10 assists. He recorded eight goals and an assist during the 2015 playoffs as the Ducks lost to the Chicago Blackhawks during the Western Conference Finals.
On July 1, 2015, Matt signed as a free agent to a five-year $19.8 million contract with the Boston Bruins.
In the 2017–18 season, his third season with the Bruins and continuing to underperform relative to expectations, he was sent to the Bruins' AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins on December 14, 2017.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2009–10||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||12||1||4||5||19||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||14||1||5||6||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||53||5||17||22||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||New York Rangers||NHL||4||1||0||1||5||—||—||—||—||—|