Matt Bartkowski
Matt Bartkowski.jpg
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (0 m)
196 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Boston Bruins
Providence Bruins (AHL)
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born June 4 1988 (1988-06-04) (age 32),
Mt. Lebanon, PA, USA
NHL Draft 190th overall, 2008
Florida Panthers
Pro Career 2010 – present

Matt Bartkowski (born June 4, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League.

Playing Career[edit | edit source]

Bartkowski was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 7th Round (190th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft following his final year in the USHL with the Lincoln Stars.

On March 3, 2010, the Panthers traded Bartkowski, along with Dennis Seidenberg, to the Boston Bruins for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller, and a 2nd round 2010 NHL Entry Draft choice.[1] On April 29, 2010, Bartkowski was then signed to a two-year entry with the Bruins.[2]

On January 10, 2011, Bartkowski made his NHL debut for the Boston Bruins against his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins went on to win the game 4-2, with Bartkowski registering 2 penalty minutes.[3]

On June 15, 2011, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup in game 7 against the Vancouver Canucks. Bartkowski got to take part in the Bruins celebration and he also got to raise the Stanley Cup without playing a single playoff game with the Bruins.[4] He will not, however, have his name engraved on the Stanely Cup, as a player to have his name inscribed must have played at least 41 games for the championship team during the regular season (provided the player remains with the team when they win the Cup) or played in at least one game of the Stanley Cup Finals.[5]

Notable Honors[edit | edit source]

  • Selected as a member of the USHL First All-Star Team (2008).[6]
  • Selected as a member of the CCHA All-Rookie Team (2009)[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bruins trade Bitz, Weller for Seidenberg. ESPN (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-07-12.
  2. Bruins sign Bartkowski. Boston Bruins (2010-04-29). Retrieved on 2011-01-02.
  3. Matt Bartkowski, Bruins - Stats - - Players
  5.— Stanley Cup Fun Facts. NHL. Retrieved on 2006-07-15.
  6. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Dan Diamond and Associates, 278. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  7. Matt Bartkowski Biography. Ohio State Buckeyes (2010-05-06). Retrieved on 2010-05-06.

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