|Matthew Peca (photo by Michelle Bishop)|
Peca, of the best players in the history of the Quinnipiac program, was drafted by Tampa in the 7th round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He scored 143 points for the Bobcats in his four seasons in Hamden and had one of the more memorable games as a sophomore when he scored a natural hat trick in the 2013 East Regional Final against Union College which helped lead the Bobcats to the programs first ever Frozen Four.
The 23 year old Peca, has 17 points (5 goals and 12 assists) in 28 games played for Syracuse this season. Peca is fourth on the team with 12 assists and tied for fourth for points. He has been on a hot streak recently recording at least a point in seven of Syracuse's previous nine games, notching a goal and seven assists in that span. In 101 career AHL games he has records 14 goals and 64 points.