Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins logo

Age 28 Jan 5, 1994
Charlestown USA
Defense shoots left
5'9" 175 cm
174 lbs 79 kg
ELC Signing Age 22
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2021
Agent Peter Fish
Draft Year 2012
Drafted Overall 85
Draft Round 3
Draft Team Boston Bruins logo

Transaction History
May 16, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk will undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the start of the 2022-23 campaign, Amalie Benjamin of (NHL).com reports.
May 14, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's Game 7 against Carolina, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
May 12, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's Game 6 against the Hurricanes, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Apr 29, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (rest) will not play Friday in Toronto, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Apr 14, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) will be back in the lineup versus the Senators on Thursday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Apr 12, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) will not play Tuesday's game against the visiting Blues, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Apr 10, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelyck (upper body) will not return to Sunday's contest against Washington.
Mar 12, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (illness) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against Arizona, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Mar 10, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk will not play in Thursday's game against Chicago due to illness, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Mar 9, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) returned to practice Wednesday and is likely to participate in Thursday's game against Chicago.
Mar 7, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) will not be available Monday against the Kings, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Mar 7, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk was ruled a game-time decision Monday due to an upper-body injury, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Mar 3, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk notched an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Feb 24, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk posted an assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Kraken.
Feb 14, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) has been deemed "probable" for Tuesday's matchup with the Rangers, according to coach Bruce Cassidy.
Feb 12, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) will not participate in Saturday's tilt versus Ottawa, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 11, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Per Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald, Grzelcyk (upper body) was a full participant at Friday's practice, indicating he'll be availbale for Saturday's matchup with Ottawa.
Feb 10, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk sustained an upper-body injury in Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Jan 28, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) will be in Friday's lineup against Arizona, per the (NHL)'s media site.
Jan 28, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Arizona, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Jan 26, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) will miss Wednesday's game in Colorado but could return Friday in Arizona, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Jan 24, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day and will not participate in Monday's game against Anaheim, per Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic.
Jan 18, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk has cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols and is expected to play Tuesday versus Carolina, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Jan 13, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Thursday.
Jan 12, 2022 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk finished with an assist and five shots in a 5-1 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Dec 9, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.
Dec 8, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (illness) will play Wednesday versus Vancouver.
Dec 6, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (illness) wasn't at Monday's practice and will be questionable for Wednesday's game against the Canucks.
Nov 27, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk crafted an assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
May 17, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk dished out two assists and had three shots Monday in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Capitals in Game 2.
May 11, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (rest) will miss Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Capitals, per coach Bruce Cassidy, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
May 4, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk had two assists and one shot with two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to New Jersey.
May 3, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk scored a goal on two shots Monday in a 3-0 victory over New Jersey.
Apr 22, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk registered a goal and an assist with two hits in Thursday's 5-1 win over Buffalo.
Apr 20, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) will be back in the lineup Tuesday night against the Sabres, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Apr 19, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) is a candidate to return to action Tuesday night against the Sabres, according to coach Bruce Cassidy.
Apr 17, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) isn't expected to play Sunday against Washington, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Apr 16, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) won't play Friday night against the Islanders.
Apr 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) remains sidelined heading into Thursday's game against the Islanders.
Apr 13, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) won't play Tuesday night against the Sabres, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Apr 11, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Apr 10, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk left Saturday's game against the Flyers with an upper-body injury and will not return.
Mar 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk scored a power-play goal and led all players with eight shots in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday. He also dished out a pair of hits.
Mar 3, 2021 Activated Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and will play in Wednesday's game versus the Capitals, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Mar 3, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday night against the Capitals, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Mar 2, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) practiced Tuesday.
Feb 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Rangers, per the (NHL)'s official media site.
Feb 27, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Rangers, Adam Kimelman of (NHL).com reports.
Feb 26, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) won't play Friday night against the Rangers, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Feb 26, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body), who skated Thursday, isn't expected to play Friday night against the Rangers, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Feb 24, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) is nearing a return to action, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 23, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) skated on his own prior to Tuesday's practice, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Feb 21, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday retroactive to Feb. 12, PuckPedia reports.
Feb 18, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) won't travel with the Bruins to Lake Tahoe for Sunday's game against the Flyers, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Feb 17, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) won't play Thursday night against New Jersey, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 16, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) isn't in line to play Thursday against New Jersey, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) didn't practice Monday, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 12, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) won't play Friday night against the Rangers, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Feb 11, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) isn't expected to play Friday night against the Rangers, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Feb 10, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) went minus-2 with a blocked shot in 11:40 in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.
Feb 10, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Coach Bruce Cassidy said that Grzelcyk (lower body) will return to the Bruins' lineup Wednesday night against the Rangers, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 9, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) worked with the Bruins' second power-play unit during Tuesday's practice, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Feb 6, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) is expected to return to action Wednesday against the Rangers, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Feb 3, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) has resumed skating back in Boston, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jan 31, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) didn't travel with the team ahead of Monday's game against the Capitals, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jan 30, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | As expected, Grzelcyk (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Capitals, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports.
Jan 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) is doubtful for Saturday's game versus the Capitals, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (lower body) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Penguins.
Jan 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Coach Bruce Cassidy indicated that Grzelcyk (leg) is in line to return to action Thursday night against the Penguins.
Jan 27, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) was able to practice Wednesday.
Jan 26, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Penguins.
Jan 26, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) is on the ice for pregame warmups Tuesday and is expected to play against Pittsburgh, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 26, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) is a game-time decision for Tuesday night's game against the Penguins, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 25, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) didn't practice Monday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jan 23, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) won't play Saturday against the Flyers, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Jan 22, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) is expected to play in Saturday's game versus the Flyers, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jan 21, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (leg) didn't play in overtime versus the Flyers on Thursday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jan 21, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk, who left Monday's game against the Islanders with an upper-body injury, is in line to play Thursday night against the Flyers, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Jan 20, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) is trending toward playing Thursday against the Flyers, per coach Bruce Cassidy, Conor Ryan of Boston Sports Journal reports.
Jan 20, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) practiced Wednesday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jan 19, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now indicates that the upper-body injury that forced Grzelcyk out of Monday's loss to the Islanders appeared to be a right shoulder issue.
Jan 18, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | There was no update on Grzelcyk (undisclosed) after he left Monday's contest against the Islanders, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Jan 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk recorded a power-play assist while logging 24:07 worth of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports/
Jan 7, 2021 Boston Bruins | Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk has looked sharp in the early stages of training camp, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Oct 17, 2020 Boston Bruins | signed D Matt Grzelcyk to a four-year, $14.75 million contract
Nov 21, 2017 Recalled Boston Bruins | recalled D Matt Grzelcyk from Providence (AHL).
Oct 9, 2017 Assigned Boston Bruins | assigned D Matt Grzelcyk to Providence (AHL).
Apr 18, 2017 Assigned Boston Bruins | assigned D Matt Grzelcyk to Providence (AHL).
Apr 17, 2017 Recalled Boston Bruins | recalled D Matt Grzelcyk from Providence (AHL).
Dec 17, 2016 Assigned Boston Bruins | assigned D Matt Grzelcyk to Providence (AHL).
Dec 14, 2016 Recalled Boston Bruins | recalled D Matt Grzelcyk from Providence (AHL).
Oct 2, 2016 Assigned Boston Bruins | assigned D Matt Grzelcyk to Providence (AHL).
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Matt Grzelcyk
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Boston Bruins Boston Bruins logo 73 4 20 24 22 24 1,182 62.40 60.30 4.80 55.90 2.10 0.15 0.96
Matt Grzelcyk Stats by Elite Prospects Matt Grzelcyk Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2009-2010 Belmont Hill School USHS-Prep 31 2 18 20 30
2010-2011 USNTDP Juniors USHL 36 1 9 10 28 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 USA U17 WHC-17 6 1 5 6 2
2010-2011 U.S. National U17 Team USDP 55 2 16 18 40
2010-2011 USA U17 (all) International-Jr 6 1 5 6 2
Draft Yr 2011-2012 USNTDP Juniors USHL 24 1 10 11 6
Draft Yr 2011-2012 USA U18 WJC-18 6 1 0 1 2
Draft Yr 2011-2012 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 60 3 20 23 22
Draft Yr 2011-2012 USA U18 (all) International-Jr 9 1 1 2 2
2012-2013 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 3 20 23 26
2013-2014 Boston Univ. NCAA 19 3 8 11 16
2013-2014 USA U20 WJC-20 5 2 4 6 2
2014-2015 Boston Univ. NCAA 41 10 28 38 36
2015-2016 Boston Univ. NCAA 27 10 13 23 36
2016-2017 Providence Bruins AHL 70 6 26 32 18 Playoffs 17 0 3 3 0
2016-2017 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2 21 66.67 49.33 -1.47 52.42 -5.56 0.00 0.00
2017-2018 Boston Bruins NHL 61 3 12 15 22 909 70.97 58.08 5.76 56.30 2.72 0.20 0.86 Playoffs 11 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 Providence Bruins AHL 14 0 4 4 14
2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 66 3 15 18 68 1,063 56.06 51.31 -3.22 52.14 -1.28 0.06 0.45 Playoffs 20 4 4 8 0
2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL 68 4 17 21 34 984 55.20 55.90 5.90 52.10 2.20 0.18 0.55 Playoffs 12 0 1 1 0
2020-2021 Boston Bruins NHL 37 5 15 20 22 584 68.20 61.50 11.30 60.10 7.90 0.31 1.23 Playoffs 11 1 3 4 0
2021-2022 Boston Bruins NHL 73 4 20 24 24 1,182 62.40 60.30 4.80 55.90 2.10 0.15 0.96 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
Matt Grzelcyk Stats by Elite Prospects | Matt Grzelcyk Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date October 17, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Peter Fish
Standard Contract | 4 Years $14,750,000 4.52% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $3,687,500 $3,687,500 $3,687,500 $3,687,500
UFA
AAV $3,687,500 $3,687,500 $3,687,500 $3,687,500
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,250,000 $4,000,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $2,250,000 $4,000,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
Minors Salary $2,250,000 $4,000,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date June 15, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Peter Fish
Standard Contract | 2 Years $2,800,000 1.76% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $1,400,000 $1,400,000
RFA
AAV $1,400,000 $1,400,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,400,000 $1,400,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,400,000 $1,400,000
Minors Salary $1,400,000 $1,400,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date April 1, 2016
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,850,000 1.18% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $858,750 $858,750
RFA
AAV $925,000 $925,000
Performance Bonuses $132,500 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $792,500 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year