Sharks Re-Sign Forward Matt Pelech
SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Matt Pelech to a one-year contract.
In 2012-13, Pelech played two games with San Jose, registering seven penalty minutes. Pelech played in 58 games with the Worcester Sharks in the AHL, logging seven points (three goals, four assists), 238 penalty minutes and 17 fighting majors. Pelech’s 238 penalty minutes set a single season Worcester record and ranked 5th overall in the entire AHL.
In 2011-12, Pelech played 59 games for Worcester, posting eight points (one goal, seven assists), 168 penalty minutes and 16 fighting majors. In addition, he earned the Worcester Sharks “UnSung Hero” 2011-12 Team Award and served as an alternate captain.
The 25 year-old Pelech has played in 7 career NHL games with Calgary and San Jose, recording three assists and 16 penalty minutes. In 354 career AHL games, Pelech has registered 48 points (15 goals, 33 assists) and 1000 penalty minutes.
The six-foot-five, 220-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was signed by San Jose as a free agent on July 6, 2011. He was originally selected in the first round (26th overall) by the Calgary Flames in the 2005 NHL Draft.