MATTHEW BRENDAN PRICE; born July 3, 1988 ... shoots left ... earned a bachelor's degree in corporate report & analysis in May 2010 ; minored in finance ... three times captured Hockey East All-Academic Team honors - in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 ... graduated from Milton District High School.
AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Served as team captain ... played in 41 games ... shared the John "Snooks" Kelley Memorial Award with Matt Lombardi as the players who best typify Boston College hockey ... shared the program's Academic Excellence Award with Ben Smith as the seniors with the highest grade point average ... registered 16 points - five goals and 11 assists; recorded six points - two goals and four assists - in 26 conference contests ... scored one game-winning goal, one shorthanded goal, one empty-net goal and one automatic goal ... enjoyed two multiple-point performances ... tallied two points - one goal and one assist - in the team's 3-1 win over Alaska (3/27) in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal game in Worcester, Mass.; he assisted on Matt Lombardi's shorthanded goal in the opening period and was credited with an automatic goal after being hooked as he headed toward an empty Nanooks net with 11.3 seconds left to play ... notched two assists, including the primary assist on Lombardi's overtime goal, in the team's 7-6 win over Maine (3/20) in the Hockey East Tournament title game ... scored a shorthanded goal in the first period of a 7-0 home win over Merrimack (2/23) ... tallied the decisive score - his first goal of the season - in the team's 4-3 win at Maine (11/20) ... concluded season (and career) with the team's final goal - an empty-net tally - at 15:29 of the third period in a 5-0 win over Wisconsin (4/10) in the national championship game in Detroit, Mich.
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Played in all 37 games ... registered 14 points - eight goals and six assists; recorded seven points - four goals and three assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... ranked second on the team with a plus-eight rating ... netted two game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal ... enjoyed four multiple-point performances, including one multiple-goal effort ... scored two goals - the first multiple-goal outing of his career - in the team's 6-3 home win over Maine (1/24) ... tallied two points - one goal and one assist - in each of two victories; netted one shorthanded goal and assisted on Cam Atkinson's decisive third-period goal in BC's 5-4 season-opening victory over Wisconsin (10/12) and tallied one goal and one assist in a 5-1 home win over Harvard (11/28) ... notched the primary assist on each of Kyle Kucharski's two scores in a 3-3 tie at Vermont (1/9) ... scored the game-winning goal 45 seconds into the overtime period in the team's 4-3 win at Providence (2/28) ... netted the only goal in a 1-0 series-clinching victory over New Hampshire (3/14) in the quarterfinals of the Hockey East Tournament in Durham, N.H.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Played in all 44 games ... registered 11 points - three goals and eight assists; recorded five points - two goals and three assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... enjoyed two multiple-point performances ... tallied two assists in the team's 6-5 overtime victory over Harvard (2/11) in the Beanpot championship game ... registered two points - one goal and one assist - in a 3-3 tie at Maine (1/25), marking the first multiple-point effort of his career ... netted his first goal of the season in BC's 8-2 win over Air Force (12/29) in the first round of the Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. ... notched one assist in each of two victories in the NCAA Tournament's Northeast Regional in Worcester, Mass.; assisted on Pat Gannon's decisive goal in a 5-2 first-round win over Minnesota (3/29) and assisted on Nick Petrecki's second-period score in the team's 4-3 overtime win over Miami (3/30) the next day.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Played in 26 games, including 16 Hockey East contests ... registered five points - two goals and three assists; recorded all five points in league action ... finished the season with a plus-four rating; totaled a plus-five rating in conference play ... scored one game-winning goal ... tallied his first collegiate point with an assist on Ben Smith's second-period goal at Vermont (1/20) ... scored his first career goal - the decisive score - in the team's 2-1 road victory over Providence (2/9) ... netted the game's first goal in a 6-5 home win over Maine (2/16) ... notched an assist on Matt Greene's first-period goal in a 4-3 win at UMass Lowell (2/24).
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