Men's Hockey Announces Captains for 2014-15
May 8, 2014
Junior defenseman Michael Matheson will serve as captain of the 2014-15 Boston College hockey team while seniors Michael Sit and Quinn Smith will serve as assistant captains, according to an announcement made by head coach Jerry York Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles’ new captain corps was voted on by their peers, coaches and program personnel.
Matheson returns to The Heights for his third season after being voted a Second-Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association upon conclusion of the season. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec, native has been the Eagles' leading defensive scorer for the past two seasons and season with 21 points (3-18-21) and a +18 rating.
Amongst returning skaters for BC next season, the Florida Panthers’ first-round pick (23rd – 2012 NHL Entry Draft) is the leading scorer in regards to career points. In 74 games played, Matheson has registered 46 points, including 11 goals and 35 assists.
Matheson was also a Hockey East First-Team All Star in 2013-14.
Sit played in 39-of-40 games for the Eagles this season and finished with five goals and a pair of assists.
The Edina, Minn., native returns for his senior year as the most seasoned Eagles of the 2014-15 roster. Sit has skated in a team-high 116 career games and has registered 14 points (5-9-14) over that span.
In 2013-14, Sit dominated the faceoff circle and finished 21st in the NCAA and third in Hockey East with a .576 winning percentage.
Smith dressed in every game for Boston College in 2013-14 and totaled a pair of goals and nine assists in his junior campaign. Over the course of three years, Smith has competed in 110 contest and posted 28 points (11-17-28) in the maroon and gold.
Boston College wrapped up the 2013-14 season with its 11th trip to the Frozen Four under York and fourth in the last seven seasons. The Eagles finished with a 28-8-4 record and a 16-2-2 mark in Hockey East action.