The Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled left wing Matt Beleskey
from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Beleskey, 22 (6/7/88), has appeared in 27 games with Anaheim this season, collecting 3-7=10 points with 32 penalty minutes (PIM). Beleskey scored his first goal of the season on Dec. 26 at Los Angeles and tied his NHL career high with 1-1=2 points in a 6-0 win on Jan. 7 vs. Columbus. He was originally assigned to Syracuse on Nov. 10 and appeared in 27 AHL contests this season, scoring 11-13=24 points with 39 PIM. Beleskey recorded points in five of his last seven games with the Crunch, earning three goals and four assists (3-4=7) prior to his Anaheim recall.
Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Beleskey appeared in 60 contests for Anaheim in his rookie NHL season in 2009-10, scoring 11-7=18 points with 35 PIM. He ranked tied for 10th among league rookies in goals and tied for third in game-winning goals (3). He also appeared in two NHL contests during the 2008-09 season, making his NHL debut on Jan. 9 vs. Tampa Bay. In 89 career NHL contests, Beleskey has earned 14-14=28 points with 67 PIM. He has also appeared in 100 career AHL contests, collecting 24-42=66 points with 118 PIM.