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Matt Bartkowski
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Matt Bartkowski  #43

Boston Bruins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 43 BIRTHDATE: June 4, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: FLA / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (190th overall)
Playoff Notes:  2nd NHL playoff in 4th NHL season ... Round 2 vs Mtl:  0-1=1 in 4 gp ... Had an assist 5/10 in gm 5 ... DND 5/3 in gm 2 and 5/6 in gm 3 ... Round 1 vs Det:  0-0=0 in 3 gp ... DND for the 1st 2 gms, playing his 1st gm 4/22 in gm 3 ... Career OT: 0-0=0 in 6 gp ... Career Game 7s: 1 (1-0)
 
2013-14 Notes: Played his 1st full NHL season w/career-highs in games (64), assists (18) and points (18) … 1 multi-pt game … Inj: 0 … DND: 18

Playoff Fun Fact: Was the 9th player in Bruins history to score a playoff goal before scoring a regular season tally

CCHA All-Rookie Team (2009) USHL First All-Star Team (2008) Traded to Boston by Florida with Dennis Seidenberg for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Alexander Petrovic) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres