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National Hockey League Draft Profile
Michael Matheson
TeamFlorida
Round1
Selection23 (23 overall)
PositionDefensemen
Previous TeamDubuque (USHL)
DOB2/27/1994
Height6-1
Weight178
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.