North American Skater
Canada
Michael
Matheson
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 178
LAST CLUB TEAM: Dubuque, USHL
BIRTHDATE: February 27, 1994
MID RANK: 29
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 30
BORN IN: Pointe-Claire, QC, CAN
• 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