|Assets:||Skates very well and is plenty mobile from the back end. Likes to be engaged in the play and isn't afraid of physical contact. Is a solid puck-mover.|
|Flaws:||Could stand to add more strength to his 6-1 frame, so as to better defend against big forwards at the highest level. Lacks consistency on offense.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile depth defenseman with a little upside.|
|5/09/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|4/26/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/26/2013||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract extension.|
|3/22/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|1/09/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|7/12/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract.|
|10/20/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|4/12/2011||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|3/12/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/04/2011||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on emergency basis.|
|1/16/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|1/14/2011||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on emergency basis.|
|1/12/2011||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|1/10/2011||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on emergency basis.|
|10/06/2010||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|4/29/2010||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|3/03/2010||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|3/03/2010||Florida Panthers traded Dennis Seidenberg and Matthew Bartkowski to the Boston Bruins for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2nd round selection in 2010.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 7th round (190th overall) in 2008.|
Matt Bartkowski scores first NHL goal in win | 05/14/2013 9:09 AM
NewsMatt Bartkowski scored his first NHL goal in the Bruins' Game 7 win.
ImpactIt was the game's first goal, coming at 5:39. Bartkowski, in only his 23rd game, found the net and also had three shots on goal. Bruins coach Claude Julien was happy how his young defensemen, Bartkowski and Dougie Hamilton, played. "You have to find a way to give credit to those two young guys on the back end -Hamilton and obviously Bartkowski," Julien said. "Bartkowski was moving the puck and carrying it so well tonight, and he scored a big goal for us. I saw Dougie Hamilton get more and more comfortable as the game went on as far as carrying the puck and making plays. You talk about people coming in, well we were minus three real good veterans in our back end, so that's half your core, and those guys come in and do a heck of a job.
Bartkowski in, Redden out for Game 7 | 05/13/2013 7:05 PM
NewsMatt Bartkowski will draw back into the lineup in Game 7.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactWade Redden won't play Monday night after getting back into action in Game 6 from an undisclosed injury.
Bartkowski plays little in NHL playoff debut | 05/11/2013 9:36 AM
NewsMatt Bartkowski played sparingly in his NHL playoff debut Friday night.
ImpactHe received only 6:40 of ice time but was on the ice for the Leafs' Clarke MacArthur's game-winning goal. Bartkowski was replacing the injured Wade Redden and skated most of his shifts alongside Adam McQuaid. Despite the fact that he registered five assists in the first round of the AHL playoffs, Bartkowski can be ignored from a fantasy persepective.
Matt Bartkowski makes his playoffs debut | 05/10/2013 7:09 PM
NewsMatt Bartkowski is in the lineup for the Boston Bruins on Friday.
ImpactThis will be Bartkowski's first NHL playoff game. He has two assists in 20 career regular season contests with the Boston Bruins.
Matt Bartkowski likely to play in Game 5 | 05/10/2013 2:14 PM
NewsMatt Bartkowski should be considered Boston's likely candidate to replace injured defenseman Wade Redden on Friday night.
ImpactHe was recalled from the minors on Thursday and practiced alongside Adam McQuaid in the morning skate. Coach Claude Julien wouldn't commit to playing Bartkowski over Dougie Hamilton, but that appears to be his choice.
Bruins recall Matt Bartkowski from AHL | 05/09/2013 8:07 PM
NewsThe Boston Bruins have called up blueliner Matt Bartkowski from Providence of the AHL.
ImpactIt's not clear whether a current member of the Bruins has suffered an injury , but it's unlikely the defenseman will be in the lineup for Game Five against Toronto Friday.
Matt Bartkowski returns to the minors | 04/26/2013 3:59 PM
NewsMatt Bartkowski has been sent down to AHL Providence.
ImpactBartkowski has two points in 11 games with Boston this season. He also has three goals and 24 points in 56 AHL contests in 2012-13.
Matt Bartkowski records his first NHL point | 04/01/2013 8:18 AM
NewsMatt Bartkowski registered his first career point on Sunday.
CSN New England
ImpactIt was Bartkowski's 12th career NHL game. "It's kind of a monkey off my back, I guess. It always feels good to win and it feels even better when you can contribute in that way," said Bartkowski. He has some offensive upside, but he isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues for the rest of the season.
Bartkowski happy he wasn't dealt | 03/30/2013 9:15 AM
NewsMark Barkowski was naturally relieved that he was not dealt in the nixed Jarome Iginla deal.
ImpactHe was told to start packing his bags for Calgary after being scratched from Wednesday night's AHL game hours after signing a new contract with the Bruins. The deal was obvioulsy a condition of the trade with the Flames. "I wouldn't have signed that deal here if I didn't want to be here and didn't like it here," said Bartkowski. "So, I was pretty happy when I heard it didn't go through." Of course, he could still be dealt in another trade before Wednesday's deadline. That said, the Bruins still think pretty highly of Bartkowski.
Matt Bartkowski sent to Calgary Flames | 03/28/2013 12:28 AM
NewsDefenseman Matt Bartkowski was part of the trade (along with a first-rounder and Alexander Khokhlachev) that sent Jarome Iginla to the Boston Bruins.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactBartkowski just signed a one-year contract extension worth $650K on Tuesday. He'll now be in the Calgary Flames system. We'll see if he gets immediate ice time.
Bruins sign Bartkowski to 1-year extension | 03/27/2013 9:15 AM
NewsMatt Bartkowski signed a one-year, one-way contract extension with the Bruins on Tuesday worth $650,000.
ImpactHis new deal will carry him through the 2013-14 season. Bartkowski has skated in two games with Boston this campaign where he's posted two penalty minutes, a minus-2 rating and averaged 14:19 of ice time.
Matt Bartkowski to make 2013 debut Saturday | 03/23/2013 2:53 PM
NewsMatt Bartkowski is projected to make his season debut on Saturday.
ImpactBartkowski has 24 points and 56 penalty minutes in 56 AHL contests in 2012-13. He will likely be on the Bruins' third pairing with Aaron Johnson.
Matt Bartkowski called up to Bruins | 03/23/2013 8:32 AM
NewsThe Bruins recalled Matt Bartkowski from the AHL on an emergency basis.
ImpactJohnny Boychukw as injured in Friday's practice and the Bruins aren't sure of his status for Saturday's game. Bartkowski has three goals and 21 assists in the AHL. It would be his first NHL action this year, though he has appeared in nine games in his career.
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|Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Assists||1||2 times-last:at Car||last:Apr 13||0|
|Points||1||2 times-last:at Car||last:Apr 13||0|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Plus/Minus||1||4 times-last:at Car||last:Apr 13||0|
|Power Play Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Power Play Points||0||11 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||11 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Apr 20||0|
|Shots||2||2 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Apr 4||0|
|Penalty Minutes||4||2010-11 (Bos)|
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