Matheson Invited To Hockey Canada's Summer Development Camp
June 28, 2013
Boston College's Michael Matheson, a 6-foot-2, 189-pound defenseman from Pointe-Claire, Quebec, who recently completed his freshman season at the Heights, has been invited to attend Canada's National Junior team summer development camp from August 4-10 in Brossard, Que., and Lake Placid, N.Y.
Matheson is one of 35 players - three goaltenders, 12 defensemen and 20 forwards - invited to camp. Hockey Canada will monitor these players and other potential candidates during the first few months of the 2013-14 season to determine who will be invited to Canada's National Junior Team selection camp in December. In total, 22 players will be selected to represent Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014 in Malmö, Sweden.
A 2012 first-round draft choice of the Florida Panthers (23rd overall), Matheson was a unanimous selection to the All-Hockey East Rookie Team in 2012-13. He led all BC defensemen in scoring with 25 points - eight goals and 17 assists.
Canada's National Junior Team will gather in Brossard at the Montreal Canadiens' practice facility for two practices on Aug. 4 and 5 before travelling to Lake Placid, N.Y., for exhibition games against Finland (Aug. 7), Sweden (Aug. 8) and the United States (Aug. 10).