Matt Pelech (D)
2013-14: enters the season with 77 fighting majors and 1000 penalty minutes in 353 AHL gamesâ€¦ assigned to Worcester on 10/4â€¦ played in the san Jose Sharks season opener and recorded two penalty minutesâ€¦. enters 7th professional seasonâ€¦2012-13:â€¦ 58gp with Worcester (3-4-7), (0-1-1 ppp), 238pims, 17 fighting majorsâ€¦-16, 59 shots, 0-for-0 in the shootout, 6th professional season â€¦set a single season Worcester Sharks record with 238 penalty minutes (5th in AHL)â€¦ led the team with 17 fighting majorsâ€¦played defense and forwardâ€¦suspended twice by the AHL for a total of seven gamesâ€¦.game-by-game: currently has a two game point streak (2-0-2)â€¦.did not dress last four games on 4/14-4/20 due to injuryâ€¦ 3rd goal in 4-3OTL vs. Norfolk on 4/13â€¦2nd goal of season in 4-3L vs. Norfolk on 4/12â€¦roughing minor to hit 1,000 penalty minutes in 352nd AHL game in 3-0W at Bridgeport on 4/9â€¦.16th (Riley)and 17th (McIver) fighting majors and game misconduct in 6-3L at Bridgeport on 4/4â€¦recorded a roughing minor to set the Worcester Sharks single season record with 212 penalty minutes surpassing Brennan Evans (211pmis in 07-08) in 5-4OTL vs. St. Johnâ€™s on 3/30â€¦15th fighting major vs. Patrick Wellar on 3/24â€¦14th fighting major vs. Dalton Smith on 3/22â€¦14 penalty minutes to become only the 2nd Worcester Sharks player (Brennan Evans 211 in 2007-08) to ever hit 200 penalty minutes on 3/13â€¦loaned back to Worcester on 3/10 after being a scratch in two games for the San Jose Sharksâ€¦received 3rd NHL with San Jose on 3/8â€¦scored his first goal in 80 games and was #2 star in 5-1W vs. Springfield on 2/24â€¦13th fighting major vs. Justin Johnson on 2/22â€¦loaned to Worcester on 2/21â€¦.recorded two penalty minutes in 2-1W at St. Louis on 2/19â€¦recalled by San Jose Sharks on 2/18â€¦loaned to Worcester on 2/13 after appearing in one game with San Jose Sharks (0-0-0) and five penalty minutesâ€¦.played first game with the San Jose Sharks and fought Jared Boll and threw team high five hits in 6-2L at Columbus on 2/11â€¦recalled by San Jose (emergency recall) on 2/10â€¦recorded 25 penalty minutes and power play assist in 4-0W at St. Johnâ€™s on 2/6â€¦12th fighting major vs. Bobby Robins on 2/2â€¦picked up his 10th (Slater) and 11th (Fitzgerald) fighting majors and his 900th AHL penalty minute in 2-1L to Adirondack on 1/19â€¦ listed as forward as of 1/19â€¦. loaned to Worcester on 1/18 but did not dress on 1/18 (traveling)â€¦recalled by San Jose on 1/13â€¦.did not dress on 1/12 to prepare for SJ training campâ€¦team leading 9th fighting major vs. Dalton Smith on 1/11â€¦8th fighting major vs. Mark Louis on 1/8â€¦.dressed as forward on 1/6â€¦assist on game winning goal in 3-2W at Manchester on 12/31â€¦12 penalty minutes on 12/21â€¦7th fighting major (Haley) on 12/12â€¦6th fighting major (Clune) on 12/9â€¦suspended by the AHL on 11/29 for three games for illegal check to head of Mark Barberio of the Syracuse Crunch on 11/25â€¦match penalty and game misconduct in 6-1L vs. Syracuse on 11/25â€¦27 penalty minutes and 5th fighting major in 5-1W vs. Portland on 11/24â€¦4th fighting major vs. Mark Louis on 11/14â€¦3rd fighting major (Robins) on 11/11â€¦12 penalty minutes on 11/10â€¦did not dress on 11/3â€¦did not dress last four games 10/26-11/2 due to 4 game AHL suspensionâ€¦ suspened by the AHL for four games for leaving bench to start fight on 10/20â€¦skated in his 300th AHL game and picked up 2nd fighting major (Leach) and 15 total penalty minutes in 4-0Lrecorded 1st fighting major vs. Troy Bodie in 4-2 loss at Norfolk on 10/12â€¦named Sharks alternate road captain on 10/11â€¦.enters 6th professional seasonâ€¦2011-12:â€¦ 59gp with Worcester (1-7-8) 168pims, E, 64 shots, and 16 fighting majorsâ€¦named the Worcester Sharks UnSung Hero and was alternate captainâ€¦ranked 3rd among AHL defensemen with 16 fighting majorsâ€¦missed eight total games from three separate AHL suspensionsâ€¦ played 11 games at the forward positionâ€¦scored one game winning goal (12/28)â€¦ game-by-game: suspended by the AHL for 4 games due to post game brawl in Portland on 4/7â€¦recorded 19 penalty minutes (2 minors, major for spearing, and game misconduct) in 5-4SOL at Portland on 4/7â€¦suspended by AHL on 4/1 for two games due to check on Andy Miele on 3/30â€¦assist, +1 and 16th fighting major vs. Richard Clune in 5-1L at Manchester on 3/25â€¦15th fighting major vs. Harry Young on 3/21â€¦assist and +3 in 5-2W vs. Bridgeport on 3/18â€¦14th fighting major vs. Carl Sneep on 3/17â€¦assist and +2 in 6-4W vs. Portland on 3/9â€¦13th fighting major vs. Mark Louis on 2/25â€¦ assist and 11th and 12th fighting majors in 5-3L vs. Providence on 2/24â€¦+1 and 10th fighting major vs. Dane Byers in 2-1 win at Springfield on 2/19â€¦9th fighting major vs. Jared Nightingale on 2/18â€¦assist on 2/12 in 5-2W vs. Portland on 2/12â€¦8th fighting major (Rechlicz) on 2/11â€¦7th fighting major vs. Jordan Hill on 2/10â€¦played forward for nine games on 1/8-2/3â€¦6th fighting major vs. Bobby Robins on 1/20â€¦.5th FM vs. Maxim Gonchorov on 12/31â€¦scored first goal as a member of the Worcester Sharks, the game winner, and #3 star in 3-1W vs. Manchester on 12/28â€¦did not dress on 12/26â€¦+2 on 12/16â€¦4th FM vs. Cody Bass on 12/13â€¦3rd fighting major (Ramsey) on 12/11â€¦recorded his first two assists as a Shark and blocked several shots in 4-3W at St. Johnâ€™s on 12/9â€¦2nd fighting major vs. Jordan Nolan on 12/4â€¦did not dress for two games due to AHL suspension (11/26-12/2)â€¦ picked up his first fighting major as a Worcester Shark vs. Ray Kaunisto in 2-1L at Manchester on 11/23â€¦did not dress 6 games on 10/29-11/13â€¦did not dress on 10/22â€¦ made Worcester Sharks debut and recorded 7 penalty minutes in 6-1W vs. Albany on 10/15â€¦did not dress on 10/9â€¦ enters 5th professional season, his first with the Sharksâ€¦2010-11: Led team in penalty minutes and recorded 17 fighting major penaltiesâ€¦ Posted a season-high 17 PIM on March 18 vs. Hamilton and on Jan. 7 vs. Adirondackâ€¦Scored a goal in back-to-back games on Dec. 8 vs. Lake Erie and Dec. 10 vs. Chicagoâ€¦Career 2009-10: Fourth on the team in PIM and had 10 fighting majorsâ€¦T-4th on the team in plus/minus (plus- 7)â€¦Playoffs: Posted four assists and 31 PIM in 13 Calder Cup Playoff gamesâ€¦2008-09: Made his NHL debut with Calgary on April 3 at Minnesotaâ€¦Registered his first NHL point with an assist on April 6 vs. Los Angeles and added his first penalty minutes in the same game (seven, fighting major vs. Brian Boyle)â€¦AHL: Third on Quad City in penalty minutesâ€¦ and had 7 fighting majorsâ€¦2007-08: Second on team in penalty minutes and had 10 fighting majorsâ€¦Scored his first professional goal (and point) on Oct. 7 vs. Peoriaâ€¦Named the teamâ€™s Most Improved Playerâ€¦2006-07: Led team in penalty minutes and second amongst team defensemen in pointsâ€¦2005-06: Split the season between Sarnia and Londonâ€¦A member of the 2005-06 Ontario Hockey League regular season champions with London...2004-05: Won the Ivan Tennant Memorial Award as the top academic high school student in the Ontario Hockey League.
PERSONAL: â€œPellyâ€ or â€œBig Dogâ€ lists these favorites: Momâ€™s cooking, especially pasta (food); Relaxing (offseason activity); Baseball (sport besides hockey); Joey Votto (athlete); Zoolander (movie); House (TV show); Neil Young or Counting Crows (band); Friendâ€™s cottage in Perry Sound, ON (vacation spot); Chris Pronger or Phil Esposito (hockey idol); When his brothers got drafted, meaning all 3 now play in NHL organizations (hockey moment); Chicago (road city); Toronto Maple Leafs (non-Sharks jersey)â€¦ Has a hidden talent of being able to play guitar extremely wellâ€¦His first job was coaching at hockey schoolâ€¦ Would be coaching hockey if he was not playing hockey professionallyâ€¦If he could hang out with one person in history he would want to play guitar with Neil Youngâ€¦ Says Matthew McConaughey would be the actor to star in a movie about his lifeâ€¦Canâ€™t live without a refrigeratorâ€¦ Biggest influence on his hockey career was his momâ€¦ Names Patrick Kane the most exciting player to watch in the NHLâ€¦Thinks either Michael Grabner or Darren Helm are the fastest skaters in the NHLâ€¦Says Raffi Torres is the hardest hitter in the NHLâ€¦The best thing about his hometown of Toronto, ON is hanging out with his family and friends.