16 - Matt Case
Matt Case
Birth Date: 2/16/86
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn.
High School: Maple Grove
Position: Defenseman
Team: Green Bay (USHL)
S/C: R

Senior (2009-10 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A solid "defensive" defenseman . . . A quiet leader who leads by example . . . A proven offensive threat . . . A competitive, poised individual . . . Good one-on-one defender . . . Exceptionally-conditioned player . . . Plays a physical style of hockey but is rarely penalized . . . Makes excellent first passes . . . A powerful skater who can clear the puck via the pass or by skating out of the zone . . . Understands his role well . . . Career Statistics.

Junior (2008-09 Season): Received the Blue Line Competitive Award as team's top competitor. . . A FSU Dean's Academic Award honoree . . . Appeared in all of team's 38 games . . . Recorded a team 10th-most tying and career-best 12 points on a goal with career-high 11 assists . . . His season points total ranked second highest among Bulldog defensemen . . . Generated seven points (1-6=7) in 28 league outings . . . His 11 helpers were fourth most on the squad . . . Accumulated a team second-high 40 blocked shots total with 33 coming in CCHA regular-season play . . . Went scoreless in first 14 games before turning in a three-point (1-2=3) night at Northern Michigan (11/28)  highlighted by his power-play lamplighter . . . Credited with two assists versus St. Lawrence (1/2) in the Vermont Sheraton/TD Banknorth Catamount Cup Tournament opener. . . Concluded the campaign with an assist in season finale at Nebraska-Omaha (3/7) . . . Enjoyed a pair of three-game point streaks (12/13-1/3 and 1/30-2/6) . . . Picked up an assist in three consecutive league encounters - vs. Nebraska-Omaha (1/30-31) and at Michigan State (2/6) . . . Posted a season game-best plus three efficiency rating in non-league series opener against Alabama-Huntsville (12/12) . . . Best month was in January with five points (0-5=5) in eight outings . . . His seven power-play points (1-6=7) tied for fifth most on the squad . . . Produced six points (1-5=6) in the second period followed by five points (0-5=5) in the final regulation frame . . . Garnered four blocked shots in a game three times - vs. Ohio State (1/16), at Michigan (2/28), and at Nebraska-Omaha (3/7) in a first-round CCHA Tournament series . . . Game-By-Game Statistics.

Sophomore (2007-08 Season): Tied for 12th in team points and was third among defensemen . . . FSU Dean's Academic Award recipient . . . Placed tied for sixth on squad with two multiple-point game efforts ­- 1-1=2 against Wayne State (10/19) and 0-2=2 versus Notre Dame (10/27) . . . Chipped in with an assist apiece vs. Notre Dame (10/26), at Ohio State (11/4), vs. Western Michigan (11/30), and vs. Northern Michigan (1/18) . . . Best month was October with five points (1-4=5) in as many outings . . . Had five points (1-4=5) in a three-game span (10/19-27) . . . Totaled period-high three points in both second (0-3=3) and third (0-3=3) frames . . . Shared top team honors with two (0-2=2) short-handed goal points.

Freshman (2006-07 Season): Co-winner of FSU's Blue Line Competitive Award . . . Finished tied for fourth place among the Bulldogs' top-scoring defensemen with 10 points in 29 games and tied for 12th in overall team points . . . His four multi-point game efforts tied for the fifth highest on the squad while his two game-winning lamplighters tied for top team honors . . . Accounted for the game-winning goal in the Bulldogs' 5-2 decision at number-one ranked Notre Dame (2/23) and also provided an assist . . . Earned CCHA Rookie of the Week plaudits (2/5) after scoring twice in a 4-2 victory over Ohio State (2/2) and then helping Ferris kill off 10 of the Buckeyes' 12 power-play chances, including three five-on-three man-advantage opportunities in a 6-2 win vs. Ohio State (2/3) . . . First collegiate points occurred on a pair of assists at Northern Michigan (1/6) and concluded the league outing at plus one . . . Chipped in with an assist apiece at Wayne State (1/13) and against Bowling Green State (2/17) . . . Netted a power-play score and supplied a helper at Western Michigan (1/23) . . . Tied for sixth place on the squad in power-play points with seven (2-5=7) . . . Finished with at least a plus one or better efficiency rating in seven contests . . . Produced five points (1-4=5) in eight January games and five (3-2=5) more in eight February appearances.

High School/Juniors: Spent the 2005-06 season with the United States Hockey League's (USHL) Green Bay (Wis.) Gamblers under coach Mark Mazzoleni . . . Produced 12 points (3-9=12) in 60 2005-06 outings . . . Recipient of team's Most Determined Player Award for 2005-06 campaign . . . Played in 2004-05 for the Fairbanks (Alaska) Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) . . . Had three goals with 11 assists for 14 points in 56 games with the Ice Dogs coached by Rob Proffitt . . . Graduated in 2004 from Maple Grove (Minn.) High School . . . Earned St. Paul Pioneer Press all-state honorable mention and all-conference honors as a prep senior captain in 2003-04 with 34 points on nine goals and 25 assists in 27 outings . . . Three-year (2001-04) hockey letterwinner under coach Gary Stefano . . . Competed in football (2001-02) and baseball (2001-03) . . . His squirt A team won a national championship title (Silver Stick).

Personal: Born 2/16/86 in Minneapolis, Minn. . . . The son of Patrick and Sue Case . . . His father is a carpenter and mother a homemaker . . . Has two sisters and one brother . . . Likes hunting, fishing, ping pong and movies . . . Nickname is "Big Papa" or "Matty" . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Spent the 2008 summer completing a marketing internship with the Ferris State Athletics Department . . . Shoots: Right . . . Majoring in marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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