Michael Pelech

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Michael Pelech
Michael Pelech.jpg
Born (1989-10-06) October 6, 1989 (age 25)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Norfolk Admirals
Manchester Monarchs
Norfolk Admirals
Worcester Sharks
Connecticut Whale
Peoria Rivermen
Rochester Americans
NHL Draft 156th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2009–present

Michael Pelech (born October 6, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Norfolk Admirals in the ECHL. Pelech was a draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings selected in the 6th round (156th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Pelech played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kitchener Rangers, Toronto St. Michael's Majors and Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. In 2009 he was assigned to the Ontario Reign (ECHL team to the Los Angeles Kings) where he played until 2011, also playing five games for the Manchester Monarchs (AHL team to the Los Angeles Kings) in 2010. In 2011 Pelech briefly played on the Toledo Walleye before being traded to the Cincinnati Cyclones where he played for two full seasons as the Assistant Captain. During his time with the team, Pelech was called up to a number of AHL teams including the Norfolk Admirals, Worcester Sharks, Connecticut Whale and the Peoria Riverman. Pelech started off the 2013-14 season playing on the Cincinnati Cyclones and was traded to the Utah Grizzlies alongside Cyclones captain Mathieu Aubin, playing as a Center.

On August 7, 2014, Pelech agreed to re-sign for a second season with the Utah Grizzlies.[1] In the 2014–15 season, Pelech was leaned upon with Grizzlies for offense, producing 59 points in 56 games. He was loaned in a return to the AHL to the Rochester Americans featuring in 10 games for 4 points.

On August 17, 2015, Pelech left the Grizzlies as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with new ECHL entrant the Norfolk Admirals.[2]

Personal[edit]

His older brother, Matt Pelech was selected 26th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and currently plays in their organization. His younger brother, Adam currently plays for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League and was selected 65th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Matt, Michael and Adam are nephews of Mike Gillis, the former General Manager for the Vancouver Canucks.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 47 12 25 37 22
2005–06 Kitchener Rangers OHL 48 3 6 9 32 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 65 12 35 47 54
2007–08 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 68 17 32 49 72 4 1 1 2 6
2008–09 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 68 19 46 65 121 11 4 9 13 23
2009–10 Ontario Reign ECHL 72 10 25 35 133
2010–11 Ontario Reign ECHL 63 10 18 28 127
2010–11 Manchester Monarchs AHL 5 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Toledo Walleye ECHL 10 0 5 5 11
2011–12 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 60 16 44 60 98
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 50 13 33 46 74 17 4 7 11 48
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Connecticut Whale AHL 7 0 0 0 8
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 8 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 63 13 31 44 97 5 1 0 1 8
2014–15 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 56 25 34 59 109 11 5 8 13 12
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 10 1 3 4 21
ECHL totals 374 86 191 277 649 33 10 15 25 68
AHL totals 34 2 4 6 39

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada Ontario WHC17 5th 5 0 4 4 6
Junior totals 5 0 4 4 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Pelech agrees to one-year deal". Utah Grizzlies. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Veteran attacker signs with Admirals for 2015-16". Norfolk Admirals. 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2015-08-17. 

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