Matt Beleskey Likely to Become Free Agent

It appears that Anaheim Ducks forward Matt Beleskey is set to hit free agency on July, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Matt Beleskey
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There were reports last week that Beleskey and the Ducks had been discussing a contract extension, but the report from Dreger, later confirmed by Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, indicates that the two camps aren’t finding much of a middle ground.

The 27-year-old forward had a big season in his contract year, scoring a career-high 22 goals (previous high was 11) and 32 points. He also had an outstanding postseason, scoring eight goals and nine points in 16 games.

Beleskey is coming off a two-year deal that paid him an AAV of $1.35 million. He and his agent will be looking for a significant raise on the back of this season’s performance. But with just a single season of those numbers.

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