Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with D Michael Matheson on an entry-level contract. Matheson will report to San Antonio (AHL) on an amateur try-out.
“Michael is a talented, young, mobile, hard-working defenseman who we are pleased to have signed,” said Tallon. “Since being selected in the first round of the NHL draft in 2012, Michael has led Boston College to three consecutive NCAA appearances, while also serving as the team’s captain this past season. He is another one of our top prospects who will continue to develop his game playing while playing in the American Hockey League.”
Matheson, 21, played in 112 games with Boston College (2012-2015), recording 71 points (14-57—71).
This season, the junior blueliner, led all Boston College defensemen in scoring, recording 25 points (3-22—25) in 38 games played.
The Point-Claire, Quebec native was selected by Florida in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.