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Mike Matheson | Defenseman | #19

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/27/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (23) / FLA
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Mike Matheson was named Florida's nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Monday.
The award goes annually to the NHLer who "best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." Matheson volunteered at food trucks after Hurricane Irma, wrapped presents around Christmas and hosted a floorball clinic at a local school. The NHL will reveal three finalists on April 30. Apr 24 - 10:06 AM

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Mike Matheson was fined $2,000 for a diving/embellishment incident.

The incident occurred in Ottawa on Mar. 29 and it was the second one of the season for the Panthers blue liner. There's a good chance he won't be losing any sleep over this kind of fine.
Apr 7 - 10:07 AM

Mike Matheson found the back of the net in Friday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Matheson gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead just 1:25 into the game. He finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in 18:53 of ice time. After a slow start, he's rebounded nicely of late, as he's up to nine goals and 23 points in 61 games this season. The Panthers, by the way, have won five games in a row.
Mar 3 - 9:58 AM

Mike Matheson registered two assists with a minus-1 rating and two blocked shots in Monday's 7-5 victory at Edmonton.

Matheson has just 19 points overall this season, but he has picked up the pace lately. He has rolled up two goals with five points across the past six games. Still, he is only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy pools until further notice. He'll look to keep it going Wednesday in Vancouver.
Feb 13 - 1:44 AM

Mike Matheson potted a highlight-reel goal in Friday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.

Matheson went over the blue line with a spin move before driving to the net and scoring on Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard with only 1.5 seconds left in the second period. He has four goals and two assists in the last 11 contests.
Jan 6 - 10:47 AM

Michael Matheson netted the game-winning goal in Florida's comeback victory over Arizona on Tuesday night.

Matheson gave the Panthers a 3-2 lead at the 5:41 mark of the third period shortly after Denis Malgin got the game-tying tally. The 23-year-old blueliner has two goals in his last two outings and three in his last five.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 09:18:00 AM

Michael Matheson scored in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Vegas.

Matheson gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead early in the first period, but the Golden Knights scored the next five to hand Florida the loss. The Panthers defender has scored both of his goals in his last four outings.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Michael Matheson recorded the overtime winner Monday against Detroit.

Matheson potted his first goal of the season and his first marker since April 6 just 2:02 into the extra session. "He's great in three-on-three, because he has such great speed and he moves his feet so well," coach Bob Boughner said. Matheson has eight points in 29 games.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:19:00 AM

Michael Matheson has been playing better of late.

Matheson struggled out of the game, but he's finally starting to figure things out now. "I think that the beginning of the year didn’t really go the way I wanted it to," Matheson said. "I think in the past few games, it’s been getting better and better. There’s still some room for improvement, for sure." He has no goals and three assists in 20 games this season. Matheson won't have any fantasy value, but he is one of the key pieces on that Panthers blue line.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Michael Matheson didn't play Tuesday because of an upper-body injury.

Coach Bob Boughner said Matheson should be ready to return on Friday at Buffalo. He has posted one assist in 13 matches this season.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 09:10:00 AM

Mike Matheson will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes.

He has one assist and a minus-6 rating in 13 games this season. Matheson inked an eight-year contract extension in the offseason, so the fact that he's struggled is disappointing. Jared McCann and Antti Niemi will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 07:25:00 PM

Michael Matheson has inked an eight-year contract with the Florida Panthers.

The team didn't disclose financial terms, but it's reportedly worth a total of $39 million. "Mike is an important part of our team's young core and we are thrilled that he has decided to remain a Panther for the long term," GM Dale Tallon said. "He is a dynamic and intelligent defenseman with impeccable character and work ethic. Mike has developed into a difference maker on our blue line and will be an important player and leader for the Panthers for many years to come." His entry-level contract will expire after the 2017-18 season. Matheson has recorded 17 points in 86 career NHL contests.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Michael Matheson got his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's 6-2 loss to Montreal.

"It's a little bittersweet," Matheson said afterward. "It was nice to get a goal in my hometown, but looking back at the game it's one I'd like to forget and I'm sure my teammates feel the same way. We didn't come ready to play." He has posted 16 points in 76 outings.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 09:05:00 AM

Michael Matheson has been a key member of Florida's top-ranked penalty killing unit.

"He's been very good with his stick, which has been one of the areas he's improved the most on," interim coach Tom Rowe said. "He breaks up a lot of plays before they even get started. Obviously, he's become one of the better penalty killers that we have." Matheson has also contributed five goals, 15 points, 104 blocks and 166 shots, while averaging 20:48 of ice time per game.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 08:36:00 AM

Michael Matheson has been one of Florida's best defensemen this season.

Matheson's offensive totals are modest (five goals and nine assists in 52 games), but it's his overall play that has impressed his teammates. "He is just so easy to play with," said Matheson's defense partner, Alex Petrovic. "He’s never in bad position. Even though this is his first full NHL season, I think he’s one of the best defensemen around." The 22-year-old is already averaging 20:39 of ice time.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 11:48:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Jared McCann
5Derek MacKenzie
6Henrik Borgstrom
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Denis Malgin
3Jamie McGinn
4Connor Brickley
5Frank Vatrano
RW1Evgenii Dadonov
2Colton Sceviour
3Micheal Haley
4Maxim Mamin
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Mike Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6MacKenzie Weegar
7Ian McCoshen
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer