Matt Grzelcyk
Matt Grzelcyk
26-Year-Old DefensemanD
Boston Bruins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Grzelcyk's numbers (three goals and 18 points to go along with 68 PIM in 66 games last season) don't pop, but the 25-year-old does make his mark in the transition game thanks to his mobility and solid puck skills. At 5-foot-9, 174 pounds, Grzelcyk isn't going to overpower many forwards, but his quick feet and sound positional instincts help make him a dependable defender. For now, Grzelcyk doesn't make much of a mark on the Bruins' power play, but he's skilled enough to fill in there, and with continued improvement in his shooting strength/accuracy, his role in the team's attack could grow. Read Past Outlooks
$Grzelcyk signed a two-year deal with the Bruins worth $1.4 million per year in June of 2018.
Serves up pair of helpers
DBoston Bruins
February 22, 2020
Grzelcyk recorded two assists and four shots on goal in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Canucks.
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Grzelcyk ended a seven-game point drought with the pair of helpers. He's matched his career high of 18 points from last year, doing so in just 61 games this year compared to 66 in 2018-19. The 26-year-old defenseman has added 103 shots, 58 blocked shots, 51 hits and 30 PIM.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:05
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:34
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
16:44
1:07
0:04
2018–19
19:08
1:34
0:43
2019–20
18:05
1:34
1:02
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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While the 5-foot-9, 174-pounder's production (15 points in 61 games) didn't give him a high profile in fantasy formats last season, Grzelcyk's wheels, quick hands and ability in the transition game are assets to the Bruins' blue line. As he becomes more aggressive with his shot, it's not hard to imagine the mobile 24-year-old making more of an impact in the team's attack. Moreover, if the Bruins elect to move puck-moving blueliner Torey Krug in advance of the coming season, Grzelcyk could see added opportunities on the Boston power-play.
Grzelcyk, the 85th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, is coming off his first full season as a pro, in which he logged six goals and 32 points over the course of 70 games with AHL Providence.. Listed at 5-foot-9, 174 pounds, Grzelcyk is a smallish puck-moving defenseman in the mold of Torey Krug. With Krug set to miss early-season action due to a jaw injury, Grzelcyk is a candidate to open the 2017-18 season with the big club. In such a scenario, he could well see some work on the Bruins' power play out of the gate.
Grzelcyk, whom the Bruins made the 85th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, will now head to the pros after completing his fourth season with Boston University, having notched 23 points in 27 games in the 2015-16 campaign. While the start of his senior campaign was delayed by knee surgery, Grzelcyk was still named a first-team Hockey East All-Star for the second consecutive year. At 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Grzelcyk is a smallish puck-moving defenseman in the mold of Torey Krug and his chances of graduating to, and succeeding in the NHL will hinge on his ability to handle the physical rigors of professional hockey. He's a long-shot to secure a roster spot this fall, but could be an in-season call-up candidate, especially if Krug ends up missing any time.
Grzelcyk is coming off ACL surgery, which will delay the start of his senior campaign at Boston University. As a result, Grzelcyk probably won't be ready to play until a month or two into the coming season. Once he returns to action, the 5-foot-10, 176-pounder will reclaim a key role for the Terriers. Down the road, the 21-year-old is a candidate to push for a roster spot with the Bruins; with his mobility, he has the potential to develop into a puck-mover in the mold of current Boston blueliner Torey Krug.
Grzelcyk, who the Bruins took in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is slated to enter his third season with Boston University this fall. Down the road, the 5-foot-9 blueliner has some upside at the NHL level as a smallish puck-mover in the mold of current Bruin Torey Krug.
Defenseman Grzelcyk, at 5-foot-9, 174 pounds, is undersized, but his mobility and offensive instincts give him a chance to develop as a puck-moving blueliner for the Bruins in time. For now, the 2012 third-rounder will continue to polish his game at Boston University.
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Notches helper Wednesday
DBoston Bruins
February 5, 2020
Grzelcyk had an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
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Collects assist
DBoston Bruins
February 5, 2020
Grzelcyk picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-0 shutout of the Canucks.
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Ready to rock
DBoston Bruins
January 31, 2020
Grzelcyk (arm) is in the projected lineup for Friday's road matchup with Winnipeg, NHL.com's Darrin Bauming reports.
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Monitored for arm injury
DBoston Bruins
Arm
January 21, 2020
Grzelcyk (arm) is being monitored by team doctors after sustaining a potential injury Tuesday versus the Golden Knights, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
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Suiting up versus Flyers
DBoston Bruins
January 13, 2020
Grzelcyk (lower body) will play in Monday's game versus the Flyers, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
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