Left wing Matt Beleskey re-signs with Ducks
JUL 07, 2013 4:00p ET
Beleskey, 25, scored 13 points (eight goals) last season, spending minimal time on the first line with stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry while also participating as a physical presence willing to scrap with opponents.
Beleskey led the club with 103 hits and was second in penalty minutes, and on the heels of a disappointing first-round exit against Detroit in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ducks’ General Manager Bob Murray said physical play was part of the solution to improvement.
A fourth-round pick in 2006, Beleskey has 56 points in 209 career games with the Ducks after scoring 18 as a rookie in 2009-10.
He'll earn $1.3 million this coming season and $1.4 million in 2014-15, the hockey official said.
- Lance Pugmire