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Michael Matheson Returning to Boston College

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The former first round pick will return to Boston College

Matt Dewkett

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:

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.