Matt Charbonneau
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    Matt Charbonneau

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Stillwater, Minn.

    High School:
    St. Thomas Academy

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180

    Position:
    D

    Birthdate:
    06/24/1983

    Last Team:
    Billings Bulls

    2006-07 (Junior) Played in 35 games and had 13 points on three goals and 10 assists ... Fifth on the team in scoring among the defensemen ... +11 in all games and +14 in conference games were second among the defensemen ... Two assists in the second game at Alaska ... Matched his career-high with three points (2-1-3) in the win over AIC in the final regular season game of the season.

    2005-06 (Sophomore) Played all 32 games ... Nine points (2-7-9) on the season ... Two assists in AFA's 9-2 win over Union ... Scored a goal in the exhibition game against Bad Tolz, Nov. 23 ... Best offensive series of the season came against Niagara, Jan. 13-14 ... Two points in the first game and also scored his first goal of the season in the game ... Season-high three points in the second game against Wayne State, March 4 ... One goal and season-high two assists ... Scored the game-winner, the second of his career ... On the CHA all-academic team.

    2004-05 (Freshman) Played in all 36 games and had 12 points ... Named to the CHA All-Rookie Team ... Third among the Falcon freshmen and third on the defense in scoring with 12 points (2-10-12) ... Ninth overall in points ... Led the defense, and second overall, with a -1 ... +2 in CHA games was second among CHA rookie defensemen ... First career point was an assist in the tie with Holy Cross, Oct. 29 ... First career goal came in the 5-0 win over Robert Morris, Nov. 19 ... Best series of the season came against Army with four points in the two-game sweep ... Earned CHA Rookie of the Week award, Jan. 17 ... Career-best two assists in the first game against Army ... Matched his career high with two points in the second game ... Assisted on the first goal of the game and then scored the game-winner on the power play with 1:13 remaining in the third period to break a 1-1 tie.

    Before Air Force Played junior hockey for Mike Aikens' Billings Bulls of the North American Junior Hockey League ... Alternate captain in 2003-04 ... Played in all 56 games and was the top scoring defenseman with 41 points (9-32-41) ... Second on the team in assists ... Third on the team with seven power-play goals ... Team placed third in the Junior "A" national championships ... Named rookie of the year in 2002-03 ... Graduated from St. Thomas Academy ... Hockey coach was Billy McCarthy ... Lettered three years in soccer and hockey ... All-conference three times ... Team captain as a senior in hockey.

    Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 27 ... Nickname is Charbs ... Born July 24, 1983 ... Parents are Richard and Elizabeth Charbonneau ... One sister, Jenelle (27) ... In the summer of 2006, went on Operation Air Force at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., where he received an F-16 ride ... Also worked the Warrior Course during Basic Cadet Training ... On the dean's list every semester and on the commandant list once for academic excellence ... Father was an NHRA drag racer ... Hobbies are golf and music ... Favorite food is his mom's rigatoni ... Favorite TV show is The Family Guy ... Favorite movie is Gladiator ... Wears No. 21 because his favorite player growing up was former Minnesota Gopher Mike Lyons ... Favorite sport other than hockey is golf ... Credits his mother as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... Greatest moment in sports was scoring the game-winning goal against Army with just over one minute remaining as a freshman ... The thing he likes most about the coaching staff is their dedication to the players "they are all about us" ... Favorite NHL team is the Minnesota Wild ... Favorite player is Washington Capital winger Alexander Ovechkin.

    Career Statistics
    Year	          GP	G	A	PTS	PIM	SOG	PP	SH	GW
    2004-05 (Fr.)	36	2	10	12	21-42	34	2	0	1
    2005-06 (So.)	32	2	7	9	20-43	35	2	0	1
    2006-07  (Jr.)	35	3	10	13	14-39	35	1	0	0
    Totals	          103	7	27	34	55-124	104	5	0	2
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