Matt Rust 19
Matt Rust

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 194

Position:
F

Birthdate:
03/23/1989

Experience:
CBJ

S/G:
L


Through July 14, 2011

At Michigan ... Six career shorthanded goals are tied for eighth all-time.

Senior (2010-11) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Helped Michigan win Great Lakes Invitational, CCHA regular season championship, and reach the NCAA Frozen Four title game ... Alternate captain ... Tallied 20 assists for the second straight season ... For U-M, second in assists (21), third in points (26); tied for first with two shorthanded goals ... Won 55.1% of faceoffs ... Earned U-M's Joseph E. Barss Award for the best team player as determined by the coaching staff ... Tied career high with three points (1-2-3) at Northern Michigan (Feb. 26) ... Tallied 100th career point at Michigan State (Jan. 7) ... Named third star and registered three assists in The Big Chill at the Big House vs. Michigan State (Dec. 30) ... Named to the All-CCHA Preseason Second Team ... Recipient of the Alice M. and Thomas J. Haverbush, M.D. Scholarship for Ice Hockey.

Junior (2009-10) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Helped Michigan win CCHA Tournament, reach quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament ... Set career highs for goals (13), assists (27), points (40), plus/minus (+22), power-play goals (5), shorthanded goals (2), game-winning goals (3) and multi-point games (9) ... For U-M, first in plus/minus (+22), second in assists (27), third in points (40), third in power-play goals (5), tied-first in shorthanded goals (2) ... CCHA Best Defensive Forward Finalist ... Won 51.3% of faceoffs ... Reached single-season 30-point plateau for first time in career (Feb. 20) ... Set career high with three assists vs. Miami in CCHA Semifinal (March 19) ... Set career-best three-game assist streak with four assists from Jan. 9-16 ... Matched career-high, five-game point streak (2-4-6) from Nov. 27-Dec. 11 ... Set career-best, five-game point streak (4-4-8) from Oct. 10-31 ... Recorded his 50th career point by scoring his 25th career goal at Boston University (Oct. 24) ... Registered his 25th career assist vs. Niagara (Oct. 22) ... Voted to the Kendall Hockey Classic All-Tournament Team (Oct. 10) ... Recipient of the Alice M. & Thomas J. Haverbush, M.D. Scholarship for Men's Ice Hockey.

Sophomore (2008-09) ... Helped Michigan earn runner-up in both CCHA regular season and CCHA tournament, qualify for NCAA Tournament ... Tied for third on the team in plus/minus rating (+19) ...Missed Great Lakes Invitational on Dec. 27-28 to play for Team USA at World Junior Championship; posted two goals and two assists as U.S. finished in fifth place ... Recipient of the Al & Gerry Walk Scholarship for Men's Ice Hockey.

Freshman (2007-08) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Helped Michigan win CCHA regular season, CCHA tournament and reach NCAA Frozen Four ... First career game-winning goal vs. Boston University(Oct. 26) ... Notched game-tying goal at Michigan State (Jan. 26) ... Tallied first assist of career at Northern Michigan (Oct. 20) ... Scored first two career goals and points vs. Minnesota (Oct. 13) ... Made his career debut against Boston College in Ice Breaker on Oct. 12, 2007... Recipient of the Joe Lunghamer Scholarship for Men's Ice Hockey.

Junior Team ... Played the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program ... Skated with the U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team in 2006-07, recording 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points in 57 regular-season games ... Had 85 penalty minutes, three power-play goals and two game-winning markers ... Played for the U.S. NTDP Under-17 Team in 2005-06, tallying a 16-13-29 line with 58 PIM in 68 games.

National/International ... Played for Team USA at 2009 World Junior Championship; posted two goals and two assists as U.S. finished in fifth place ... Participated in 2008 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ... Placed fourth with Team USA at 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship; did not record a point in six contests ... Participated in 2007 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ... Won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation's World Under-18 Championship ... Accumulated a 2-2-4 line and +3 rating ... Earned a silver medal at the 2005 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management ... Graduated from Ann Arbor Huron High School in 2007 ... Drafted in the fourth round (No. 101 overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, rights traded to Columbus Blue Jackets in March 2010.

Rust's Career Highlights

Point Superlatives
Game:
3 (1g-2a, at Northen Michigan, 2/26/2011)
3 (0g-3a, vs. Michigan State, 12/11/2010 - Big Chill at the Big House)
3 (0g-3a, vs. Miami, 3/19/2010)
3 (1g-2a, at Alaska Anchorage, 10/10/2009)
3 (2g-1a, at Northern Michigan, 10/18/2008)
Multi-Point Games: 23 (2010-11 - 3, 2009-10 - 9, 2008-09 - 6, 2007-08 - 5)
Streak:
5 (2g-4a, 11/27/2009-12/11/2009)
5 (4g-4a, 10/10/2009-10/31/2009)
First: goal vs. Minnesota in Ice Breaker, 10/13/2007

Goal Superlatives
Game:
2 (vs. Lake Superior State, 2/6/2009)
2 (at Northern Michigan, 10/18/2008)
2 (vs. Boston University, 10/26/2007)
2 (vs. Minnesota in Ice Breaker, 10/13/2007)
Multi-Goal Games: 4 (2008-09 - 2, 2007-08 - 2)
Streak: 4 (4g, 2/27/2009-3/14/2009)
Game Winners: 4 (2009-10 - 3, 2008-09 - 0, 2007-08 - 1)
First: vs. Minnesota in Ice Breaker, 10/13/2007

Assist Superlatives
Game: 3
vs. Michigan State, 12/11/2010 - Big Chill at the Big House
vs. Miami, 3/19/2010
Multi-Assist Games: 9 (2010-2011 - 2, 2009-10 - 5, 2008-09 - 1, 2007-08 - 1)
Streak:
3 (3a, 11/13/2010-11/20/2010)
3 (3a, 2/19/2010-2/25/2010)
3 (4a, 1/9/2010-1/16/2010)
First: at Northern Michigan, 10/20/2007

Year GP G A P PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
2007-08 38 12 11 23 69 +13 1 1 1
2008-09 37 11 11 22 39 +18 1 1 0
2009-10 45 13 27 40 24 +22 5 2 3
2010-11 44 5 21
26
41 +14 1 2 0
Career 164 41 71 111 173 +67 8 6 4


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