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Wedding 'Bels'

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Ducks winger Matt Beleskey hasn't seen game action this preseason as he continues to recover from an abdominal injury suffered in Game 3 of the Kings series, which knocked him out for the rest of the playoffs.

Beleskey has been rehabbing the injury since then, which is only a part of a busy offseason for the 26-year-old. Matt (known by many as "Bels") and his new wife Victoria got married back in mid-August in his hometown of Barrie, Ontario. Beleskey talked about the wedding and more during some downtime in this Ducks camp, and we've provided some photos to go with it (courtesy of Matt's Twitter feed).

How was the wedding?

It was great. We had a perfect day, one of the nicest days of the summer. Everything ran smoothly, we got to see everyone and it was just an awesome day.

Notice the rubber Ducky bride and groom on their plates

And the honeymoon?
We went to Tahiti, and it was awesome. Tahiti is a pretty nice place to be. It’s very relaxing. After you plan a wedding and all of that, to spend a week and a half with your wife is quite a good time. We swam with some sharks, some stingrays, did some touring around the island. We really just took in the Tahitian lifestyle.

Anything else you did this summer?
It was a lot of planning between the bachelor party and all of the showers and all that. I tried to get some golf in when I could, and I played in Pebble Beach for a few days during NHLPA meetings.

Coming back from that groin injury, there was a lot of training with my trainer back home. So, it was a pretty busy summer, that’s for sure.

More on Matt

Favorite NHL players growing up
Wendel Clark, Eric Lindros and Doug Gilmour. That’s a good three.

Favorite hockey moment of your career
I’d have to say it’s my first goal. It was at home against Detroit, so that was a pretty great moment.

Pregame superstitions
You know, it’s starting to get pretty extensive. Nothing too crazy, but I have a full routine from the minute I leave my house until gametime that I follow. I like to get my green juice on the way there to get me going, and then it’s stretching and a lot of little stuff.

Favorite movies
Dumb and Dumber, for sure. Slap Shot is a classic. I’m a big fan of the movie Lawless, which is kind of a newer one.

Favorite TV shows
Sons of Anarchy for sure and Breaking Bad. I watch a lot of hockey and I’ll watch my Blue Jays. Football is kind of growing on me too.

Favorite bands
There’s Pearl Jam. I’ve been on a big City and Colour kick lately. I listen to everything.

Someone on your iPod you’re ashamed of
I’m glad to say I don’t have any Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber, so I think I’m okay.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I’ll go with the guy from Lawless, Tom Hardy.

Favorite food
I would have to say sushi.

Favorite restaurant in Orange County
San Shi Go by the Balboa Pier

Secret talent
Guitar, I guess. Maybe that’s not a secret.

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