Foxy Friday: Matt Bartkowski

Sometimes being a Foxy Friday isn’t about being the #1 star or scoring all the goals.  Sometimes it is about being funny and charming and adorable.

And totally crush-worthy.

This week’s honoree has got it in spades.

So let’s look at the reasons why Barty gets this week’s honor (besides his obvious awesomeness)

In the pantheon of NHL defensemen, Bartkowski does get instant name recognition (not yet at least).  The 25 year old defenseman is in his 1st full NHL season and along with Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton, is leading the wave of up and coming Bruins’ blueliners.

I’m Polish. He has a Polish last name.  Now, I don’t know if he is Polish like I’m Polish, but I bet my Babcia wouldn’t mind if I brought him home for dinner.  I hope he likes pierogi and kielbasa.

He is a Pittsburgh native (Mt. Lebanon, to be specific).  While the Pens aren’t my team, I do like their city. Especially the maple bacon donuts from Peace, Love, and Little Donuts. Who am I kidding? I LOVE these mini pieces of heaven.

We could eat them together as we ride the city’s incline trains.

maple bacon donut

His budding bromace with Torey Krug.  Watching this love story develop is really quite beautiful.  It’s like a really good Hallmark movie…except with more hockey and less dying or drama.

To see more of their love, check out episode 3 of “Behind the B”. There is a car-sing long.  To Rush, no less. #epic #nerdtastic 

Fashion.  It don’t mean a thing to him. He’s a simple man.

We appreciated a man who takes the time to learn our language.

Bartkowski, Matt - language lession

Who got the FLOW? Matt got the flow.  And it’s amazing.

Matt Bartkowski, ladies and gentleman.  I’m crushing.  Hard.  If this was high school, I would now be doodling Matt + Chuck 4-eva on my trapper keeper and finding out ways to get him to ask me to prom.

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  1. I am with you! Every time there is a new video with him in it, my crush intensifies. He is overwhelmingly normal and funny. I’m definitely happy to have him in Boston!

  2. You had me with that photo where he looks like a hotter version of hot Chris Pratt but then lost me with pierogi and lost me for good with bacon donuts.

    Food > Boys


    • Boys + Food = Awesome Sauce

      But let’s get serious here for a moment – how adorable is he? I’m wanting him to be my boyfriend. You think he likes older women?

      • TOTES ADORBS. Your age difference is totally acceptable. It doesn’t even skirt cougar territory. Please make him your boyfriend. And invite lots of hockey players to your wedding to set me up with.

  3. Cassy Reply

    Oh lord – I had been thinking how cute he was! Thank you for this!!

    Ps – how was the care package?!

  4. Heather Reply

    you forgot he speaks german to seids! (newest behind the b episode) love Bart. he’s a keeper.

  5. spinfrog Reply

    One day, I hope, Foxy Friday will do Matt Niskanen..

  6. Kristi Reply

    So I was listening to him talk, and something was bothering me but I couldn’t figure out what it was. Then you wrote Pittsburgh and it all clicked – yinzer accent! Even if he’s not Polish like you’re Polish, he likes pierogis and kielbasi and is therefore a keeper

  7. Candice Reply

    He’s obnoxious, lacks self confidence on the ice, and is so full of himself in interviews. Hope he gets traded along with Marchy – no patience for those Bozos.