Boston College's official hockey Twitter feed sent out a tweet today saying that sophomore defenseman Michael Matheson will return to Boston College for his junior season:
.@BCHockeyNews is happy to report Michael Matheson returns to The Heights in 2014-15! #WeAreBC http://t.co/QyLBy53HUg pic.twitter.com/jdi502x1fJ— BC Hockey (@BCHockeyNews) April 29, 2014
Matheson was a first round draft choice for the Florida Panthers in the 2012 NHL Draft. Matheson was the top-scoring defenseman on Boston College's team last season with 3 goals and 18 assists for the Eagles.
With the loss of last year's top scorers--Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Hayes, Bill Arnold, and Patrick Brown--to the NHL, the return of Matheson should be a big boost to the Eagles, which should have one of the most talented defensive groups in the country.