Mike Matheson

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Mike Matheson
Born (1994-02-27) February 27, 1994 (age 23)
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Florida Panthers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2012
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2015–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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 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.[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 honours in the Hockey East conference[4] as well as All-Second Team East Honors in the NCAA as determined by the AHCA.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

On October 7, 2017, the Panthers signed Matheson to an eight-year, $39 million contract extension worth $4.875 million annually.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

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
2014–15 Boston College HE 38 3 22 25 26
2014–15 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 0 2 2 8
2015–16 Portland Pirates AHL 54 8 12 20 30 3 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Florida Panthers NHL 81 7 10 17 36
NHL totals 84 7 10 17 38 5 0 1 1 0
Medal record
Representing  Canada
ice hockey
IIHF World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 Russia
Silver medal – second place 2017 Germany/France

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Quebec U17 4th 6 2 6 8 10
2011 Canada IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 0 0 2
2016 Canada WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 2 4 6 0
2017 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 1 6 7 10
Junior totals 11 2 6 8 12
Senior totals 20 3 10 13 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2012–13
All-Hockey East First Team 2013–14
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2013–14 [5]
IIHF World Championships Best Defenceman 2016 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Matheson, Hockey's Future". Hockey's Future. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Odebralski, Glenn (2012-06-22). "Adding To The Blueline With Matheson". Florida Panthers. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East announces 2013 All-Rookie Team". Hockey East. March 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "league announces All-Star Team". Hockey East. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Six hockey east players selected as All-Americans". Hockey East. 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  6. ^ Dilks, Chris. "Michael Matheson Returning to Boston College". SB Nation. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with Michael Matheson". Florida Panthers. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  8. ^ @TSNBobMcKenzie (7 October 2017). "AAV of $4.875M on an eight-year, $39M contract. Done deal" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 October 2017 – via Twitter. 
  9. ^ McLaren, Ian (9 October 2017). "Panthers announce 8-year extension for Mike Matheson". TheScore.com. The Score. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "Laine lands MVP". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jonathan Huberdeau
Florida Panthers' first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Aleksander Barkov