Matt Read

#19 Matt Read

HOMETOWN Ilderton, Ontario (USHL-Des Moines)

2009-10 (Junior)

  • Alternate Captain
  • Academic All-CHA
  • Preseason All-CHA
  • First-Team All-CHA
  • 2010 CHA Player of the Year
  • Three-time CHA Player of the Week
  • HCA National Player of the Month Honorable Mention (11/6/09)
Ranks third in the country in plus/minus with +29... Has played each of BSU’s 36 contests this season...  An appearance in the Midwest Regional semifinals will stand as Read’s 110th consecutive contest--BSU’s longest running games played streak... Has not missed a BSU outing since stepping on campus in the fall of 2007... Leads BSU with 19-21=40 points... His second consecutive 40-point season... Has recorded a team-high 13 multi-point games... Kicked off the 2009-10 campaign recording five points in BSU’s nonconference series sweep over Air Force (10/9-10/09)... Netted two goals and two assists, which included an unassisted, game-winning goal, to lead the Beavers to a 7-3 victory over the Falcons Oct. 10... The four-point night stands as the junior’s career-high... Opened a five-game scoring streak with a two-assist night at Northern Michigan (10/24/09)... Collected his second two-goal effort of the season Oct. 25... Posted back-to-back multi-point games versus Robert Morris Nov. 6-7, netting a goal and an assist each night... Buried his second short-handed goal of the season Dec. 4 as a part of a one goal, one assist night to guide BSU to a 8-2 win...  Registered a career-high three assists, with a hand in each goal of a 3-0 shutout victory at Western Michigan (1/3/10)... Scored the game-winning goal Feb. 19 in a 3-2 triumph that clinched Bemidji State’s third consecutive CHA regular-season title... The goal sparked a season-long six-game scoring streak in which he recorded a goal in five straight... Posted a goal and an assist in BSU’s 6-1 victory over Niagara Feb. 20.  The two-point night gave the junior 100 career points--making him the second-fastest player in BSU Division I history to reach 100-points... Leads the Beavers with four game-winning goals... Has four of BSU’s Division I-era record 17 unassisted tallies.

2008-09 (Sophomore)

  • 2008 Preseason All-CHA
  • Academic All-CHA
  • First-Team All-CHA
  • CHA All-Tournament Team
  • CHA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 2008 Preseason All-CHA
  • 3/17/09- INCH National Player of the Week Runner Up
  • NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team


Played each of BSU’s 37 contests in 2008-09... An appearance in the national semifinals stood as Read’s 73 consecutive contest--BSU’s longest running games played streak... Led BSU with 15-25=40 points... His 40 points matched Brendan Cook’s 2005 total of 40 for tops in BSU’s Division I history... His 25 assists is also second in BSU’s Division I-era... Posted a team-leading 10 multi-point games... The Beavers finished 12-2-0 when Read scored a goal... Opened the season with a five-game scoring streak (2-6=6) stretching from a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over St. Cloud State Jan. 24 to an assist at Niagara Nov. 22... Posted a goal and two assists in the 6-4 season finale victory over Robert Morris... In the game Read notched a short-handed goal while assisting on a pair of additional shorties... He also scored a short-handed goal in BSU’s Mar 28 victory over Notre Dame to have a hand in all four of BSU’s short-handed markers of 2008-09... Recorded the first collegiate multi-goal effort of his career in a 4-1 win over Ala.-Huntsville in the CHA Tournament semifinal... Matched that effort in the championship game victory over Robert Morris as he netted the game-winning goal 8:05 into overtime to clinch BSU spot in the national tournament... His back-to-back three-point games matched a career-high for the sophomore... Capped the season riding a six-game scoring streak (7-7=14), which includes five straight multi-point efforts... Was +16 for the season... Was named First Team All-CHA to cap the 2008-09 regular season... Earned a spot on the 2009 CHA All-Tournament Team and was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player... Was named to the NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament team.

2007-08 (Freshman)
2007-08 Honors:

  • 11/19/07 CHA Rookie of the Week
  • 12/3/07 CHA Rookie of the Week
  • 12/10/07 CHA Rookie of the Week
  • 1/14/08 CHA Offensive Player of the Week
  • CHA All-Rookie Team
  • CHA Rookie of the Year


Burst onto the scene and competed at a level equal to that of anyone in the league in 2007-08... Played in each of BSU’s 36 games... Held down the right wing spot on the Beavers top line all season... Led the team in scoring with 9-18=27 points... His 27 points placed him alone in fifth place on BSU’s Division I-era freshman scoring charts... Posted the Beavers’ third-best rookie assists total since 1999-2000 with 18... Netted seven goals and 14 assists in league play to sit atop the CHA freshman scoring charts and rank fifth among all conference scorers.

It didn’t take Read long to find his way into the box score, assisting on the game-wining goal in the season-opener versus Army (10/12)... The rookie went the next for games without recording a point--the longest scoring drought of the season, but got back in the scoring column with a helper in a 6-1 loss at St. Cloud State (10/27)... An assist on the game-winner at Ala.-Huntsville (11/9) sparked a five-game scoring streak for the rookie and kicked off a stretch in which he posted 5-6=11 points during the Beavers’ next nine games.

Read’s first NCAA goal and the first of a team-leading seven multi-point games came on an unassisted goal in a 3-1 victory at Wayne State (11/16)... He followed that up with a goal the following night and was named CHA Rookie of the Week (11/19) for his efforts.

Netted the first short-handed goal of the season for BSU in a 2-2 tie with Niagara (12/1) to earn his second league Rookie of the Week honor (12/3)... Recorded a goal and two assists, including a helper a the game-winner as the Beavers swept Ala.-Huntsville (12/7-8) to garner his third CHA Rookie of the Week laurel (12/10).

The best weekend of his freshman campaign came in a trip to Ala.-Huntsville shortly after the first of the year. In the series he posted a goal and four assists as the Beavers registered their second weekend sweep at UAH in 2007-08... The rookie recorded a career-high two assists in game one of the series (1/11) and matched that the following night, while adding a goal... For his efforts, he was rewarded with the CHA Offensive Player of the Week award... Participated in the Boston Bruins’ Developmental camp in the summer of 2008.

Prior to BSU
Came to Bemidji State after a year with Des Moines of the USHL... In 58 games with the Buccaneers he totaled 28-34=62 points to rank fourth on his team and 14th in the USHL... Scored 17 power-play goals and notched two game-winners... Racked up 110 penalty minutes... Scored at least a pint in 37 of 58 games with a season-high 2-3=5 points in a 5-2 road win at Lincoln... Posted a seven-game scoring streak beginning Jan. 27 with two goals and an assist and stretched through a Feb. 20th game in which he posted an assist... During the streak he scored 6-6=12 points... Earned a spot on the USHL Western Division All-Start Roster where he helped the team to a 7-5 win over the East squad netting a goal. Prior to his stint at Des Moines he spent the 2005-06 season playing for the Milton IceHawks Junior A team of the Ontario Hockey Association... Played 2003-05 for St. Marys Lincolns of the Wester Ontario Hockey league.

Matt Zachary Jarrett Read... Born June 14, 1986... Son of Lorne and Nancy Read... Is a physical education major.