Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames Executive Vice President & General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of defenseman Matt Pelech to a one year contract.
The 2009-10 season was Pelech’s third year of professional hockey. He was originally Calgary’s first round selection (26th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6’5”, 216 pound native of Toronto, was limited to 42 games last season due to a blood clot disorder that forced him out of the Heat’s line-up for three months.
He returned late in the season and played in all of Abbotsford 13 playoff games. Pelech saw his first NHL action in the 2008-09 season, playing in five games with the Flames and recording three assists.
MATT PELECH - DEFENSE BORN: Toronto, ON DATE: September 4, 1987 HEIGHT: 6’5” WEIGHT: 216 lbs. SHOOTS: Right HOW ACQUIRED: 1st round, 26th overall, in the 2005 Draft