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#4 Matt Donovan
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
Club: Cedar Rapids RoughRiders - USHL
Major: Undecided
Experience: 1 Letter
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Matt Donovan
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
Release: 06/25/2009

2010-11: Played all 42 games • led DU defensemen with 32 points on nine goals and 23 assists • named to the All-WCHA Second Team, Inside College Hockey All-America Third Team and All-U.S. College Hockey Online Third Team • tied for fourth among WCHA blueliners in scoring with 21 points (4g, 17a) in 28 league games • ranked fifth in WCHA defenseman scoring • led Denver with 32 penalties, 64 PIMs and 101 blocked shots • ranked third with a +17 plus/minus rating • added 105 hits, two power-play goals and one shorthanded goal • tallied seven multi-point games • named to the Red Baron WCHA Final Five and NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament teams • named to the All-WCHA Academic Team • signed with the NHL's New York Islanders on March 30 and finished his DU career with 53 points (16g, 37a) in 78 games.

2009-10: Played in 36 games • tallied 21 points on seven goals and 14 assists • named an Inside College Hockey Freshman All-American, All-College Hockey News Rookie Team member and All-WCHA Rookie Team honoree • helped Team USA to the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan • led all WCHA rookie blueliners with seven goals • ranked sixth in WCHA rookie scoring in all games and tied for fifth with 15 points on four goals and 11 assists in 26 league games • finished second on the team with 49 blocked shots and added 131 hits • earned Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week honors on March 3 • tallied a career-high three points on one goal and two assists at Wisconsin (1/23) • recorded five multi-point games • added a +9 plus/minus rating • committed 25 penalties for 50 PIMs.

Before Denver: Played the last two seasons for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League (USHL) • named to the USHL All-Star Team after netting 51 points on 19 goals and 32 assists in 57 games in 2008-09 • added a team-leading 10 power-play goals and 43 PIMs • played in the 2009 USHL Prospects All-Star game • two-time USHL Defensive Player of the Week honoree in 2008-09 • earned all-tournament honors for gold-medal winning Team USA at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, Alberta • tallied 30 points on 12 goals and 18 assists with a team-leading +19 plus/minus rating for Cedar Rapids in 2007-08 • earned All-USHL Rookie Team honors in 2007-08 • two-time USHL Defensive Player of the Week honoree in 2007-08 • member of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that finished fifth in the 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic • selected by the New York Islanders in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Personal: Son of Larry and Kathryn Donovan • brother of Katelyn (22) • graduated from John F. Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in 2009 • chose Denver for its great academics, hockey program and coaches • career goals are to earn a college education and play in the NHL • enjoys golf and ping pong • favorite athletes are Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Nicklas Lidstrom • participated in Meals on Wheels, volunteered at a home for underprivileged children and is a youth hockey volunteer • undeclared major • garnered the 2009 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Community Service Award • born May 9, 1990.

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