Incredible revelation on Mike Matheson: he has hit a new high

Aaron Itovitch
April 10, 2024  (8:44 PM)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson has clearly proven that his excellent season last year was no fluke, as he reaches new, frankly impressive heights this year.

Indeed, after amassing 34 points in 48 games in 2022-2023, the Quebecois defenseman is on track for a season of over 60 points, boasting 10 goals and 49 assists so far. Despite some shortcomings in defensive territory, his contribution in the offensive zone is so significant that he is undeniably considered one of the Canadiens' best players.
In fact, his 59 points not only rank him among the elite of the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge but also across the entire NHL. Indeed, the 30-year-old defenseman finds himself in 9th place among the league's most productive defensemen. Earning a salary of only $4.875 million until 2025-2026, he is certainly a real bargain for the organization.
Moreover, if Mike Matheson earns at least one point in the Canadiens' last four games, he will become the first defenseman in nine years, since PK Subban in 2014-2015, to reach the 60-point mark. This would be a truly interesting feat, especially considering the difficult season Martin St-Louis's men have had this year.
In addition to his performance on the ice, number 8 is an exceptional teammate, whose personality is greatly appreciated. Speaking of the man behind the hockey player, we learned wonderful news about Mike Matheson last night.
Luc Gélinas reveals significant information about Mike Matheson
According to information shared by the journalist at RDS, the Pointe-Claire native will not participate in the World Championship this summer for a very special reason. Indeed, Mike Matheson and his spouse, Emily Pfalzer, are expecting the birth of their second child.
"With an assist tonight, Matheson has 58 points and is 5th in the league among Canadian defensemen behind Makar, Bouchard, Dobson, and Morissey who are qualified for the playoffs.

However, Matheson will not go to the world championships. The couple is expecting a 2nd child on May 21." - Luc Gélinas

According to Luc Gélinas, their baby is expected to be born around May 21. This means that Hudson Matheson will have the opportunity to have a little sister or little brother in just a few weeks.
What wonderful news for the Matheson family! We wish them all the happiness in the world and are delighted to see that the Montreal Canadiens family is growing.
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