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Nick Mattson
Player Profile:
Nick Mattson 773116
Position: Defense
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 184
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chanhassen, Minn.
Club: Indiana-USHL
Major: Entrepreneurship
  • Nick Mattson Career Statistics

2014-15 (Senior): UND’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year (all sports) … Named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s At-Large Second Team … Also received his third straight Academic All-District Team nod … Earned his second straight NCAA Elite 89 Award for having the highest grade-point average among all NCAA Frozen Four participants … NCHC Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Named a Senior CLASS Award All-American and was one of 10 national finalists for the Senior CLASS Award ... Earned Academic All-NCHC Team honors and was UND’s representative on the NCHC Scholar-Athlete  Team ... Received team’s Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship as the player who demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards, athletic excellence … Led UND in scoring during the NCHC Quarterfinals with four points in two games, tops among NCHC defensemen … Tied for seventh among NCHC defensemen in scoring (all games) with 21 points in 33 games ... Had just two assists in his first nine games of the season ... Sat out eight games as a healthy scratch during the first half of the season, including four straight from Nov. 29 through Dec. 12... Returned to the lineup Dec. 13 in the final game before Christmas and has been in the lineup every night since ... During that 24-game stretch, led the team in points (19) and assists (15) and was a plus-10 ... Denver’s Joey LaLeggia is the only NCHC defenseman with more points in that time ... Mattson had five multi-point games during that stretch, including a career-high-tying three points (1g, 2a) in Game One of the NCHC Quarterfinals against Colorado College (March 13) ... Scored the game-winning goal in that game, the first GWG of his collegiate career ... Led UND defensemen and tied for fourth in the NCHC with 15 points during league play ... Tied for second among NCHC defenseman with a points-per-game average of 0.79 during league play ... Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on March 2 after a 3-point series (1g, 2a) in UND’s sweep of St. Cloud State (Feb. 27-28) … Earned fourth letter.

2013-14 (Junior): Named to the 2013-14 CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Third Team … Received the NCAA Elite 89 Award for having the highest grade-point average among all 2014 NCAA Frozen Four participants … Earned academic all-conference honors for the second straight season … Was also named to the UND Dean’s List for the fifth straight semester … Appeared in 40 games and ranked fifth among NCHC defensemen with a career-high 23 points, including a career-high 19 assists … Assisted on both goals in UND’s 2-1 double-overtime win over No. 6 Ferris State in the NCAA Midwest Region championship game ... Tied for the team lead in scoring during the NCHC playoffs with four points (2g, 2a) in five games ... Owned a plus-13 rating in his last 28 games after posting a minus-5 in his first 12 ... Had two assists in UND’s 5-0 win vs. Western Michigan in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff third-place game (March 22) ... Scored the game’s first goal in UND’s 4-3 Game 3 win over Colorado College in the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 16) ... Had an assist the night before in a 3-2 overtime loss ... Enjoyed the first 3-point game of his collegiate career with two goals and an assist in a 9-2 win vs. Miami on Feb. 15 ... Was also a career-best plus-4 in that game ... Earned NCHC Defenseman of the Week honors following that series ... Tied for sixth in the NCHC defenseman scoring race with 14 points (3g, 11a) in 23 conference games … Earned third letter.

2012-13 (Sophomore): A 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team selection ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete ... Also earned his first All-WCHA Academic Team selection ... Named to UND’s Spring 2013 Dean’s List and Spring Semester President’s Roll of Honor ... Posted a career-high plus-8 rating, doubling the plus-4 he recorded as a freshman ... Was a plus or even in 12 of his last 16 games and in 29 of 38 games overall ... Put together a pair of 3-game point streaks ... Most recent 3-game streak began with a goal and an assist in UND’s 5-2 outdoor win over Nebraska Omaha at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha (Feb. 9) ... Had one assist in each game the following week at No. 10 Denver (Feb. 22-23) ... Recipient of UND’s Lynn & Shirlee Leininger Impact Scholarship ... Earned second letter.

2011-12 (Freshman): Received UND’s Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship as the freshman who “demonstrates initiative, character and a sense of responsibility” ... Had 19 points in 42 games to rank second among UND defensemen ... Tied for third among all WCHA freshman defensemen in scoring ... Was a plus-2 and had one assist at the WCHA Final Five ... Led UND defensemen with six goals ... Scored his first career short-handed goal in a 4-4 tie with Harvard (Dec. 30) ... Enjoyed his first career 2-goal performance in that game ... Collected his first collegiate goal (PPG) and assist in a 3-3 tie with No. 17 Maine (Oct. 15) ... Had five multi-point games ... Recipient of the Lynn and Shirlee Leininger Impact Scholarship ... Earned his first letter.

Before UND: Selected by Chicago in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the previous two seasons with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... Named the USHL Defenseman of the Year in 2010-11 after leading all USHL defensemen with a plus-33 rating ... Ranked second among USHL defensemen with 36 points (6g, 30a) in 57 games ... A 2011 All-USHL First Team selection ... Was named to the midseason CCM USHL All-Star Team, the second straight year he earned that honor ... Played in 51 games for Indiana in 2009-10 and tallied 19 points (5g, 14a) as a rookie ... Member of United States teams that won both the 2010 and 2009 World Junior A Challenge championships ... A 2010 graduate of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Personal: Majoring in management ... Son of Kevin and Julie Mattson.

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