On Tuesday afternoon, Boston College’s official website reported that defenseman Mike Matheson will return to the BC Eagles for the 2014-2015 NCAA season.
Matheson, 20, was selected 23rd overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2012 NHL Entry draft in Pittsburgh. The rugged blue-liner just completed his sophomore season with the Eagles, where he compiled 21 points (3G-18A-21P) and a +18 rating through 38 games. Over the past 2 seasons with Boston College, Matheson has led all defenseman in scoring, while manning their top power play and penalty kill units.
Adding onto his accomplishments, this season, Matheson was voted to Hockey East’s First All-Star team, and was named ACHA’s Second Team All-American.
From Boston College’s Official Site:
“We are very excited Michael Matheson has decided to return to Boston College for his junior season”, head coach Jerry York said. “Michael’s talents and leadership will play a significant role in developing the strong core Boston College hockey has in place for the future”.
While many had hoped to see Matheson don the silver and black next season for the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, fans can take solace in knowing that Matheson will gain yet another year of experience, and further continue his development into an NHL ready defenseman.
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