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Matt Bartkowski
Matt Bartkowski
Defenseman  - BOS
(MAT bahrt-KOW-skee)
Number: 43
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 4, 1988  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Acquired: 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.
Drafted: FLA / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (190th overall)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013-14: Played his first full NHL season with career season-highs in games, assists and points ... Had one multiple-point game, a two-assist effort on Nov. 15 at Ottawa which was a career-high for assists and points in a game ... Was a +4 on Mar. 2 vs. NY Rangers ... Did not dress (coach's decision) for 18 games ... Had one assist in eight post-season games, recorded May 10 in game five vs. Montreal.

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 seven 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.

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 as well.

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 $1,250,000.

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

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 81 23 32 2 55
L. Eriksson 81 22 25 1 47
M. Lucic 81 18 26 13 44
C. Soderberg 82 13 31 10 44
B. Marchand 77 24 18 5 42
D. Hamilton 72 10 32 -3 42
R. Smith 81 13 27 7 40
T. Krug 78 12 27 13 39
D. Krejci 47 7 24 7 31
C. Kelly 80 7 21 6 28
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 34 21 13 .922 2.30
N. Svedberg 7 5 1 .918 2.33
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