February 27, 1994 |
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Florida Panthers|
|NHL Draft||23rd overall, 2012
Michael Wallace Matheson (born February 27, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Florida Panthers organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Matheson was drafted by the Panthers in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Matheson started his junior career in the Quebec Midget AAA league playing with the Lac St. Louis Lions from 2009–2011. Matheson then left to join the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL where he led all defenceman 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. Following his freshman year at Boston College, Matheson was named to Hockey East's All-Rookie Team. For his sophomore campaign, Matheson earned All-First Team honours in the Hockey East conference as well as All-Second Team East Honors in the NCAA as determined by the AHCA.
Matheson decided on April 30 to remain at Boston College for the 2014–15 season amid rumours of him leaving school to sign with his drafted team, the Florida Panthers. On May 8, he was named team captain for the 2014–15 season. At the conclusion of the 2014–15 season, Matheson signed an entry level deal with the Panthers, forgoing his senior year of NCAA eligibility, and was sent to play with the Panthers' AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|2014–15||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||5||0||2||2||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|IIHF World Championship|
Awards and honours
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2012–13|
|All-Hockey East First Team||2013–14|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2013–14|||
|IIHF World Championships Best Defenceman||2016|||
- "Mike Matheson, Hockey's Future". Hockey's Future. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
- Odebralski, Glenn (2012-06-22). "Adding To The Blueline With Matheson". Florida Panthers. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
- "Hockey East announces 2013 All-Rookie Team". Hockey East. March 22, 2013.
- "league announces All-Star Team". Hockey East. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
- "Six hockey east players selected as All-Americans". Hockey East. 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- Dilks, Chris. "Michael Matheson Returning to Boston College". SB Nation. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
- "Panthers agree to terms with Michael Matheson". Florida Panthers. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- @TSNBobMcKenzie (7 October 2017). "AAV of $4.875M on an eight-year, $39M contract. Done deal" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 October 2017 – via Twitter.
- McLaren, Ian (9 October 2017). "Panthers announce 8-year extension for Mike Matheson". TheScore.com. The Score. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "Laine lands MVP". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Florida Panthers' first round draft pick