3 - Matt Celin
Matt Celin
Height: 5-11
Weight: 182
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Gibsonia, Pa.
High School: Bay State Breakers (EJHL)
Position: D

2008-09: Played 35 games with 20 as a forward and 15 as a defender ... recorded five goals and seven assists for 12 points ... earned AT&T Crusader of the Week (12/8) accolades for scoring one goal at Bentley (12/5) and two goals including the game-winner in the 3-2 victory over Bentley (12/6) ... named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team.

2007-08: Played 27 games ... recorded one goal and one assist for two points ... earned his first collegiate point with an assist on the game-winning goal in the 5-3 win at AIC (1/15) ... scored his first collegiate goal against Mercyhurst (2/1) ... named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team.

Before Holy Cross: Played one season for the Bay State Breakers of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) for head coach Dave McCauley ... led the team in the 2006-07 season in goals by a defenseman with six, while he also had 11 assists for 17 points ... received the team's Most Improved Player Award ... team won the 2006-07 EJHL Southern Conference championship, while it was the 2007 EJHL and USA Hockey National championship runner-up ... also played for the Pittsburgh Hornets of the Mid-West Elite Hockey League (MWEHL) for head coach Joe Gaul as he recorded 20 goals and 50 assists for 70 points in his career ... team captain in 2005-06 ... team was the 2005 and 2006 Pennsylvania and Mid-Am Regional champions, while it was the 2005 and 2006 USA Hockey bronze medalists ... three-year member of the varsity hockey team at Hampton H.S. in Allison Park, Pa. ... named the team's Offensive MVP as a sophomore ... earned PIHL Academic All-Star honors.

Personal: Son of Scott and Carol Celin ... has one brother, Rob, and one sister, Christina ... majoring in Economics.

Celin's Career Statistics

Season          GP    G   A   Pts    Pen-Min    PP   SH   GW
2007-2008     27    1   1      2    16-43         0     0      0
2008-2009     35    5   7    12    11-22         1     0      1
Career          62     6   8    14    27-65         1     0      1