National Hockey League Draft Profile Michael Matheson
23 (23 overall)
Notes: Canadian defenseman is the 30th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central
Scouting and is the 13th-rated blueliner on that list...Played for the Dubuque
Fighting Spirit of the USHL in 2011-12 and led the club's defensemen with 27
points (11G, 16A) in 53 games...Is scheduled to play college hockey this fall
at Boston College...Has all the skills to become a two-way defenseman at the
NHL level, but needs to work on polishing his overall game.