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Peca, Matthew #63 (C)  - Montreal Canadiens - NHL 2018/19 Regular
Height: 5'9''
Weight: 182 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: April 27, 1993
Age: 25
Birthplace: Petawawa, Ontario
Salary: $1.300M
Cap Hit: $1.300M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 7
Draft Pick: 201
Draft Year: 2011
Rookie Year: 2017
Draft Team: TB

Statistics - NHL 2018/19 Regular

Split GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
Actual 34 25 3 7 10 -10 4 0 0 0 1 0 29 27 17 10.3 0.29
Projected 47 35 4 10 14 -14 6 0 0 0 1 0 40 38 24 10.3 0.29

Date News Advice
Feb. 9, 2019 Matthew Peca had 8:07 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 7, 2019 Matthew Peca had 15:07 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Jets on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 5, 2019 Matthew Peca had 14:58 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2019 Matthew Peca had 7:23 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 overtime win over the Oilers on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 2, 2019 Matthew Peca had 10:04 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime loss to the Devils on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 23, 2019 Matthew Peca had 11:05 of ice time in the Canadiens' 2-1 win over the Coyotes on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 18, 2019 Matthew Peca had 11:51 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 8, 2019 Matthew Peca had 9:48 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 29, 2018 Matthew Peca had 7:53 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-5 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 17, 2018 Matthew Peca had 8:59 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-0 loss to the Bruins on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Dec. 15, 2018 Matthew Peca tallied one goal and one assist in 11:32 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Senators on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Peca now has three goals and seven assists on the season. None
Dec. 13, 2018 Matthew Peca scored one goal in 7:50 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-4 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Peca now has two goals on the season. None
Dec. 4, 2018 Matthew Peca had an assist in 12:24 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-2 win over the Senators on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Peca now has six assists on the season. None
Nov. 23, 2018 Matthew Peca had 13:08 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime loss to the Sabres on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 19, 2018 Matthew Peca had an assist in 7:17 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Peca now has five assists on the season. None
Nov. 17, 2018 Matthew Peca had 11:39 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Canucks on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 15, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:45 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Flames on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 13, 2018 Matthew Peca had 14:03 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-2 loss to the Oilers on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Nov. 10, 2018 Matthew Peca had 11:53 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-4 win over the Golden Knights on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Nov. 8, 2018 Matthew Peca tallied one goal and one assist in 13:54 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-5 overtime loss to the Sabres on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Peca now has one goal and four assists on the season. None
Nov. 6, 2018 Matthew Peca had 11:42 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 5, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:18 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Nov. 3, 2018 Matthew Peca had 7:47 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 1, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:33 of ice time in the Canadiens' 6-4 win over the Capitals on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 30, 2018 Matthew Peca had 11:37 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-1 loss to the Stars on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 27, 2018 Matthew Peca had an assist in 9:25 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-0 win over the Bruins on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Peca now has three assists on the season. None
Oct. 25, 2018 Matthew Peca had 7:52 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 loss to the Sabres on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 23, 2018 Matthew Peca had 9:17 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Flames on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 20, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:32 of ice time in the Canadiens' 4-3 overtime loss to the Senators on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 17, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:53 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 win over the Blues on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 15, 2018 Matthew Peca had two assists in 11:29 of ice time in the Canadiens' 7-3 win over the Red Wings on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Peca now has two assists on the season. None
Oct. 11, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:00 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-0 loss to the Kings on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Oct. 6, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:50 of ice time in the Canadiens' 5-1 win over the Penguins on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 3, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:58 of ice time in the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Matthew Peca had 8:33 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Matthew Peca had 11:58 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-3 loss to the Sabres on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 8, 2018 Matthew Peca had 12:02 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Canucks on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 5, 2018 Matthew Peca had 20:03 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-2 loss to the Oilers on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Matthew Peca had an assist in 17:53 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canucks on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Peca now has three assists on the season. None
Feb. 1, 2018 Matthew Peca tallied one goal and two assists in 17:29 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-4 win over the Flames on Thursday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +4 for the game. Peca now has two goals and three assists on the season. None
Jan. 30, 2018 Matthew Peca scored one goal in 13:10 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 loss to the Jets on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Peca now has one goal on the season. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Matthew Peca had an assist in 12:28 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Peca now has one assist on the season. None
Jan. 23, 2018 Matthew Peca had 10:03 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-0 win over the Blackhawks on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
July 5, 2017 The Lightning re-signed Peca to a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday Peca, 24, played in 10 games with the Lightning last season, recording one goal, two points and two penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 28.

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No suspensions found
Date Opponent State Season
Feb 19 2019 19:30 EST CLS Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Feb 21 2019 19:30 EST PHI Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Feb 23 2019 19:00 EST at TOR Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Feb 25 2019 19:00 EST at NJ Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Feb 26 2019 19:30 EST at DET Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 1 2019 19:00 EST at NYR Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 2 2019 19:00 EST PIT Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 5 2019 22:30 EST at LA Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 7 2019 22:30 EST at SJ Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 8 2019 22:00 EST at ANH Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 12 2019 19:30 EDT DET Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 14 2019 19:00 EDT at NYI Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 16 2019 19:00 EDT CHI Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 19 2019 19:00 EDT at PHI Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 21 2019 19:30 EDT NYI Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 23 2019 19:00 EDT BUF Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 24 2019 19:00 EDT at CAR Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 26 2019 19:30 EDT FLA Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 28 2019 19:00 EDT at CLS Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 30 2019 19:00 EDT at WPG Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
Feb 9 2019 19:00 EST TOR L 3-4 F/OT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 08:07
Feb 7 2019 19:30 EST WPG W 5-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 15:07
Feb 5 2019 19:30 EST ANH W 4-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0.0 14:58
Feb 3 2019 14:00 EST EDM W 4-3 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 07:23
Feb 2 2019 14:00 EST NJ L 2-3 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.0 10:03
Jan 23 2019 19:30 EST ARI W 2-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11:03
Jan 18 2019 19:00 EST at CLS W 4-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 11:50
Jan 8 2019 19:30 EST at DET W 3-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 09:48
Dec 29 2018 19:00 EST at TB L 5-6 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 07:53
Dec 17 2018 19:30 EST BOS L 0-4 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 08:58
Dec 15 2018 19:00 EST OTT W 5-2 Final 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 25.0 11:31
Dec 13 2018 19:30 EST CAR W 6-4 Final 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 50.0 07:49
Dec 4 2018 19:30 EST OTT W 5-2 Final 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12:24
Nov 23 2018 16:00 EST at BUF L 2-3 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13:07
Nov 19 2018 19:30 EST WAS L 4-5 F/OT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 07:16
Nov 17 2018 19:00 EST at VAN W 3-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11:39
Nov 15 2018 21:00 EST at CGY W 3-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 10:45
Nov 13 2018 21:00 EST at EDM L 2-6 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14:03
Nov 10 2018 19:00 EST VGK W 5-4 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11:52
Nov 8 2018 19:30 EST BUF L 5-6 F/OT 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 33.3 13:54
Nov 6 2018 19:00 EST at NYR L 3-5 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 11:41
Nov 5 2018 19:00 EST at NYI W 4-3 F/SO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 10:18
Nov 3 2018 19:00 EDT TB L 1-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 07:46
Nov 1 2018 19:30 EDT WAS W 6-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10:33
Oct 30 2018 19:30 EDT DAL L 1-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0.0 11:37
Oct 27 2018 19:00 EDT at BOS W 3-0 Final 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.0 09:24
Oct 25 2018 19:00 EDT at BUF L 3-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 07:51
Oct 23 2018 19:30 EDT CGY W 3-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09:16
Oct 20 2018 19:00 EDT at OTT L 3-4 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0.0 10:31
Oct 17 2018 19:00 EDT STL W 3-2 Final 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10:52
Oct 15 2018 19:30 EDT DET W 7-3 Final 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.0 11:28
Oct 11 2018 19:30 EDT LA L 0-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.0 10:00
Oct 6 2018 19:00 EDT at PIT W 5-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 10:50
Oct 3 2018 19:00 EDT at TOR L 2-3 F/OT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 10:58

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Date Key Old Value New Value
2019-01-19 analysis Byron will miss the next two games, so there could more opportunities for Peca, who has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 27 games. Coach Claude Julien told Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette that Peca got the nod over Charles Hudon because of his penalty-kill ability.
2019-01-19 update Peca started in place of the suspended Paul Byron on Friday and had two hits over 11:51 of ice time in a 4-1 win over Columbus.
2019-01-18 analysis Paul Byron's three-game suspension opens the door for Peca or Hudon, both of whom are more familiar with the press box than the ice over the past month. Peca has been a healthy scratch the last four games and eight of the last nine, while Hudon has sat for 11 of the last 12. Given Byron's contributions, including time on the penalty kill, Peca is a more apt fit as a replacement, but both players s
2019-01-18 update Peca and Charles Hudon rotated at left wing on the third line during Thursday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
2018-12-16 analysis Peca returned to the fourth line Thursday after a three-game stint as a healthy scratch and scored in a win over Carolina. He played so well against the Hurricanes that coach Claude Julien kept him in the active lineup Saturday and for a second straight game, Peca scored Montreal's first goal. He later added an assist on Jonathan Drouin's empty-netter. Montreal's fourth line is generating offense,
2018-12-16 update Peca had a goal, an assist and four shots on net in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
2018-12-14 analysis Peca, who had been healthy scratch the previous three games, replaced Nicolas Deslauriers on the fourth line. That was one of the changes coach Claude Julien made following an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Wild on Tuesday. Peca's second-period marker evened the game at 1-1 and sparked Montreal's offense. He brings an element of speed to the fourth line, though he can't replace Deslauriers' muscle.
2018-12-14 update Peca scored a goal, had two shots and blocked a shot in Thursday's 6-4 win over Carolina.
2018-11-22 analysis We knew changes were looming for the fourth line following Monday's loss to the Capitals. That unit -- Peca, Charles Hudon and Nicolas Deslauriers -- were on the ice for two of Washington's four regulation goals and no fourth-liner had more than 8:46 of ice time. "We just need a better performance from our fourth line," Julien told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette after Wednesday's morning skate.
2018-11-22 update Peca was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against New Jersey.
2018-11-09 analysis Peca scored his first goal in a Montreal uniform and registered his second multi-point game. He's centered the fourth line this season, so scoring opportunities have been limited, but he was given a season high of ice time Thursday, more than three minutes above his season average (10:28).
2018-11-09 update Peca had a goal on three shots and added a short-handed assist in 13:54 of ice time in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to Buffalo.
2018-10-16 analysis Peca had started the first three games before Tomas Plekanec replaced him Saturday, but there was a need Monday when Andrew Shaw caught the flu bug. He served as a winger on the fourth line and assisted on goals by Plekanec and Charles Hudon.
2018-10-16 update Peca was back in the lineup Monday and had two assists in Montreal's 7-3 win over the Red Wings.
2018-10-12 analysis Peca started the first three games but looks like he might take a seat Saturday night against the Penguins. In Plekanec, coach Claude Julien has a good faceoff man, who can help improve the team's winning percentage (38%) on draws. Peca won 1-of-6 in Thursday's loss and just 33.3 percent for the season.
2018-10-12 update Peca was replaced on the fourth line by Tomas Plekanec at Friday's practice, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
2018-10-09 analysis Peca is centering the fourth line between Charles Hudon and Andrew Shaw. The 25-year-old center signed with Montreal, which was looking to play a fast-paced game, something that appealed to Peca. "They just stressed that they wanted to play a more fast-paced game, a little more relentless kind of in-your-face hockey," he told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette. "So when they told me that I was pret
2018-10-09 update Peca is minus-1 while averaging 10:54 of ice time and winning 41.7 percent of his faceoffs over the first two games.
2018-10-03 Weight 178 lb 182 lb
2018-10-03 injury_note
2018-10-03 Injury Status Day-to-Day
2018-10-03 Injury Text Groin
2018-10-03 Date Injured 2018-09-26
2018-10-03 Injured Yes No
2018-09-29 analysis Peca was bothered by a groin injury earlier this week, but that's evidently no longer an issue. The 25-year-old pivot, who notched two goals and five points in 10 games with Tampa Bay last campaign, will likely open the season skating in a bottom-six role if he's able to secure a spot on the Opening Night roster.
2018-09-29 update Peca (groin) will be in the lineup for Saturday's preseason finale against the Senators.
2018-09-26 injury_note
2018-09-26 Injury Status AHL Day-to-Day
2018-09-26 Injury Text AHL Groin
2018-09-26 Date Injured 2018-09-26
2018-09-26 Injured No Yes
2018-09-26 analysis Peca's injury isn't believed to be serious, so it shouldn't keep him sidelined for long. The 25-year-old forward will hope to return to the lineup for Montreal's preseason finale Saturday against the Senators.
2018-09-26 update Peca is day-to-day with a minor groin injury, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
2018-09-20 analysis The 25-year-old got off to an impressive start in his bid to crack the Habs' opening-night lineup. Peca never got much of a chance in Tampa Bay, scoring three goals and seven points in only 20 NHL games over the last two seasons, but his 134 points in 204 career games for AHL Syracuse since 2014-15 suggest he could provide a bit of offense in a bottom-six role if he does break through with Montrea
2018-09-20 update Peca scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Wednesday's 5-2 preseason loss to the Panthers.
2018-09-13 Active in League No Yes
2018-08-22 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $1.300M
2018-08-22 Salary $0.000M $1.300M
2018-08-22 Pickable No Yes
2018-08-22 Active in League No Yes
2018-07-01 Franchise 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning 2018 Montreal Canadiens
2018-06-25 Active in League No Yes
2018-06-25 Franchise 2018 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning