|Height / Weight:|
5-10 / 170
Bismark Bobcats (NAHL)
- Signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Komets of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) on March 21, 2014.
- Finished his career with a 25-19-6 record, a 2.32 goals against average and a .926 save percentage
2013-2014 (Senior Season): Played in 26 games with 25 starts...Posted a 10-12-2 record, ranked seventh in Atlantic Hockey in winning percentage (.458)...Posted a 2.47 goals against average, ranking third among AHA goaltenders...Finished with a .923 save percentage, third in Atlantic Hockey and 23rd among national leaders...Played 1479:15 minutes this season (67.7% of total minutes)...Had eight games making 30 or more saves including a pair of 40 save efforts and a 50 save game...Stopped a career-high 58 shots to set a new UConn Division I record in leading the Huskies to a 3-2 upset at #9 ranked Providence (Feb. 11)...Named the AHA Goaltender of the Week for his efforts in the win over the nationally ranked Friars...Posted 47 saves to help the Huskies to a 2-2 tie with nationally ranked Union (Oct. 25)...Made 42 stops in a loss at #18 Minnesota State in the opening weekend series (Oct. 19)...Had 38 saves in a 2-2 tie with AHA regular season champion Mercyhurst (Jan 17).
2012-2013 (Junior Season): Played in 23 games for the Huskies...Registered a 1.93 goals against average while stopping 610 shots and adding a .937 save percentage...Named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Conference third team...His 1.93 GAA set a new UConn school record for lowest goals against average in a season...Finished the season with a record of 14-4-3...Also added an assist at Army (Feb. 23)...Stopped 39 shots in a 4-3 win over Penn State (Jan. 4)...Recorded a season high 48 saves in a 2-1 loss aginst the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Quinnipiac (Jan. 22)...Tallied 42 saves in a 4-1 win at Holy Cross (Feb. 16)...Stopped 33 shot in a shutout at Sacred Heart (Mar. 2).
2011-2012 (Sophomore Season): Played in three games...Registered 31 total saves...Recorded a .912 save percentage and a 2.36 goals against average...Finished the season with a 0-0-1 record.
2010-11 (R-Freshman Season): Appeared in seven games, starting two...Finished with a 1-3-0 record based on a 3.32 goals against average and a .886 save percentage...Started against Alabama-Huntsville (Nov. 27) and Holy Cross (Jan. 29)...Earned his only win of the season after coming on midway through the first and blanking AIC in a 4-3 victory (Feb. 26)...Came on in relief in the AHA Semifinals and allowed just one goal in 44 minutes, making 16 saves.
2009-10 (Freshman Season): Redshirted his freshman season.
Before UConn: Played for the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL for two seasons...In 2008, he was among the top-five in goalie statistics, posting a 2.17 GAA and a .925 save percentage...Spent just over 1,900 minutes between the pipes for the Bobcats recording 21 wins...During the playoffs he posted an impressive 1.96 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Personal: Born July 14, 1988...Matthew Thomas is the son of Bryan and Laurie Grogan...a sociology major.