Mike Matheson
Born (1994-02-27)February 27, 1994,
Pointe-Claire, QC, CAN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Florida Panthers
Boston College Eagles (HE)
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2012
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Michael Matheson (born February 27, 1994) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team. Matheson was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Matheson started his junior career in the Quebec Midget AAA league playing with the Lac St. Louis Lions from 2009–2011.[1] Matheson then left to join the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL where he led all defencemen in scoring in 2011–12. He then committed to play for Boston College of the NCAA starting in 2012–13. He cited his motivation for leaving his native Quebec was the ability to develop better as a player in the USHL and in the NCAA.[2] Following his freshman year at Boston College, Matheson was named to Hockey East's All-Rookie Team.[3] For his sophomore campaign, Matheson earned All-First Team honors in the Hockey East conference[4] as well as All-Second Team East Honors in the NCAA as determined by the AHCA.[5] He also decided on April 30 to remain at Boston College for the 2014–15 season amid rumors of him leaving school to sign with his drafted team, the Florida Panthers.[6] On May 8, he was named team captain for the 2014–15 season.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Lac Saint-Louis Lions QMAAA 30 5 6 11 33 17 6 7 13 10
2010–11 Lac Saint-Louis Lions QMAAA 35 14 24 38 72 15 7 18 25 16
2011–12 Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 53 11 16 27 84 5 4 1 5 4
2012–13 Boston College HE 36 8 17 25 78
2013–14 Boston College HE 38 3 18 21 49
NCAA totals 74 11 35 46 147

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2012–13
All-Hockey East First Team 2013–14 [7]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2013–14 [8]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Jonathan Huberdeau
Florida Panthers' first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Aleksander Barkov

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