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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Michael Matheson

North American Skater - Dubuque, USHL
Final Rank:30Midterm Rank:29
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 1"Weight:178
Born:February 27, 1994
Born in:Pointe-Claire, QC, CAN
Drafted: 2012: FLA (1st Round / 23rd Overall)  Florida Panthers
• Matheson has committed to Boston College for fall of 2012.

• In 2011-12, his first season in the USHL, Matheson led Dubuque defensemen with 27 points (11-16--27) and ranked tied for sixth on the club in overall scoring. He added five points (4-1--5) in five playoff games.

• Matheson represented Canada at the 2011 Under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and played for Team Quebec at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, where he finished with eight points (2-6--8) in six games.

• Matheson captained Lac St. Louis Lions to a bronze medal at Canada’s National Midget Championship in 2011 and was named Top Defenseman after recording eight points (3-5--8) in seven games. In 2010-11, he was named to the LDHMAAAQ All-Star Team and in 2009-10 was named Rookie of the Year.

• A West Island minor hockey product, his father, Rod, was his coach and had the most influence on his career – “He treated me the same as any other kid on the team, but would always be there for me when I needed help with something. He pushed me to get better because he knew I would respond to it and work hard.”


FAVORITES

NHL player: Sidney Crosby
NHL team: Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins
Shootout move: Low left corner over the pad
Goal celebration: Small fist pump
Video game: NHL 12
Movie: Miracle
TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Website: NHL.com
Book: Tom Clancy series
Restaurant: L’academie
Pump-up song: “Bleed It Out” by Linkin Park
Cartoon character: Scooby Doo
Sport (other than hockey): Golf and football
Breakfast food: Cereal and toast with peanut butter, fruits and juice
Home-cooked meal: Pasta
Place to visit: Lake Louisa; Nassau, Bahamas; Outdoor rinks

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2009-2010LAC ST-LOUISLDHMAAAQ30561133
2010-2011LAC ST-LOUISLDHMAAAQ3514243872
2011-2012DUBUQUEUSHL5311162784




It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday