Matheson, Florida's first-round pick in 2012, will forego senior season after signing professional contract with Panthers' organization
Boston College throttles RIT, 6-2, as defense explodes on the offensive side of the ice; Doherty, Sanford lead BC with three points each
Michael Matheson will serve as the Eagles' captain; Michael Sit and Quinn Smith will be the assistant captains
Matheson returns to Boston College for his junior season having accrued the most career points (46) of any returning Eagle
Johnny Gaudreau becomes the 10th two-time First-Team All-American at BC; Hayes becomes 43rd Eagle to earn First-Team All-America status while Matheson is 18th Eagle to claim second-team honors
MATHESON'S CAREER HIGHS
MICHAEL WALLACE MATHESON; born February 27, 1994 ... shoots left ... participated in Canada's National Junior team summer development camp from August 4-10 in Brossard, Que., and Lake Placid, N.Y. ... played the 2011-12 season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League ... graduated from John Rennie High School in June 2011.
AS A JUNIOR (2014-15):Played in all 38 games … served as team captain … led all defensemen for the third-consecutive season … registered 25 points – logged three goals and 22 assists; recorded 13 points – one goals and 12 assists – in 22 Hockey East outings … led Boston College with 22 assists … scored his first goal of the season against RIT (10/18) … recorded his third-career playmaker (three assists) in the victory against Massachusetts (10/25) … snapped an 18-game scoreless with his second goal of the season against Northeastern (1/10)…registered a pair of assists, including the helper on Ryan Fitzgerald’s game-winning power play goal over UConn (1/24)…attained his 50th-career assist in his 100th-career game against Providence (1/30)…assisted on Alex Tuch’s game-tying goal with 9.6 seconds left against Vermont (2/13) … scored BC’s first goal against Denver in the NCAA East Regional (3/29).
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13):Played in 36 games ... earned All-Hockey East Rookie Team honors (a unanimous selection) ... earned New England Division I all-star recognition ... captured the program's Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award ... recorded 25 points - eight goals and 17 assists; registered 17 points - six goals and 11 assists - in 25 Hockey East contests ... finished the season with a +15 rating; was a +12 in conference play ... scored six power-play goals and one game-winning goal ... enjoyed seven multiple-point performances, including one multiple-goal effort ... tallied three points - one goal and two assists - in a 3-2 win at Providence (3/1) ... notched three assists in a 3-3 home tie against Yale (1/4) ... notched two assists in each of three victories - against UMass-Lowell (10/28), at Maine (11/2) and at Vermont (3/9) ... scored the decisive goal in the team's 5-2 home win over Boston University (12/1) ... missed two games against Maine (1/24-25) because of injury
BEFORE BC: Earned USHLA All-Rookie Team honors after he led all Dubuque defensemen in scoring with 27 points - 11 goals and 16 assists - in 53 regular-season games for the Fighting Saints in 2011-12; recorded five points, including four goals, in five playoff contests ... played for head coach Jim Montgomery ... played two seasons of Quebec Midget AAA hockey as a member of the Lac Saint-Louis Lions for two seasons; recorded 49 points - 19 goals and 30 assists - in 65 regular-season games from 2009-11; recorded 38 points - 25 goals and 25 assists - in 32 playoff contests ... earned 2009-10 Quebec Midget AAA Prospect Award recognition ... played for Lac St.-Louis head coach Jon Goyens.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences ... was selected by the Florida Panthers in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ... is the 2013-14 recipient of the Leahy Family Scholarship Fund ... Michael and his older siblings Kelly and Kenny are the children of Rod and Margaret Matheson; his brother Kenny is a member of the Hamilton College hockey team.