Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Matt Bartkowski
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MattBartkowski
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 196
BIRTHDATE: 06/04/1988
AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
DRAFTED: FLA: 2008-190 overall

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012-13: Spent most of the season in Providence/AHL where he had 3-21=24 totals with 56 PIM in 56 games with the AHL Bruins ... Recalled to Boston from Mar. 23-Apr. 26, playing 11 games with two assists before returning to Providence on Apr. 26 ... Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Mar. 31 at Buffalo ... Did not dress (coach's decision) for six games ... Recalled again on May 9 and had 1-1=2 totals in 7 post-season games ... Played his first NHL playoff game on May 10, 2013 vs. Toronto ... Scored his first NHL goal/point on May 13, 2013 and recorded his first NHL playoff assist on May 19, 2013 vs. NY Rangers ... Did not dress (coach's decision) for 11 playoff games.

2011-12: Began the season in Boston, playing three scoreless games before his Oct. 20 assignment to Providence/AHL ... Spent the remainder of the year with the AHL Bruins with 3-19=22 totals in 50 games ... Did not dress for three Boston games (coach's decision) ... 2010-11: Spent most of the season in Providence where he led club defensemen in scoring with 5-18=23 totals and 42 PIM in 69 AHL Bruins games ... Was recalled to Boston on three occasions - from Jan. 9-11 (0-0=0 totals in one game; did not dress for one game); Jan. 14-16 (0-0=0 totals in one game); and Mar. 4-12 (0-0=0 totals in four games) ... Played his first NHL game on Jan. 10 at Pittsburgh and his first three NHL games were played vs. his hometown Penguins before he played his fourth game in Montreal ... Was named Providence's Best Defenseman as voted by his teammates in their end of season awards ... Was recalled again to Boston for the playoff run, but did not play a post-season game.

COLLEGE: Played two seasons of college hockey at Ohio State University with 11-27=38 totals and 145 penalty minutes in 80 career college games ... Had 5-15=20 totals in 41 games during his freshman season in 2008-09 and was named to the CCHA's All-Rookie Team that season, becoming the first Buckeye defenseman named to the team in ten years ... Was voted the team's Most Valuable Freshman and Best Defensive Player that season as well ... Had 6-12=18 totals with 99 PIM in 39 games in 2009-10 with five of the six goals coming on the power play.

JUNIORS: Played two seasons in the USHL with the Lincoln Stars with 7-43=50 totals and 230 PIM in 117 regular season games and 1-4=5 totals and 12 PIM in 11 playoff contests ... Earned First Team All-League and All-Star honors in 2007-08.

TRANSACTIONS: Florida's fifth pick (seventh round), 190th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft ... Traded to Boston by Florida with Dennis Seidenberg for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and Tampa Bay's 2010 second round draft pick (Alexander Petrovic), Mar. 3, 2010.

ETC: Full name, Matthew Richard Bartkowski ... Nickname, Bart ... Single ... Was the ninth player in Bruins history to score a playoff goal before scoring a regular season tally when he netted his first in the 2013 post-season.

CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year one of a one-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $650,000.

NHL FIRSTS:
Game - Jan. 10, 2011 at Pittsburgh
Goal - May 13, 2013 vs. Toronto (playoffs)
Assist/Point - Mar. 31, 2013 at Buffalo