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21 Matt Bailey


2013-14 SENIOR SEASON: Concluded UAA career tied at No. 17 for goals (47), tied at No. 21 for points (94) and tied at No. 42 for assists (47) … one of six Seawolves to dress in all 38 games … became just the second Seawolf ever to receive WCHA First Team honors and first since 1999 … led the Seawolves to the WCHA Final Five for just the third time in program history … led UAA in scoring with a career-high 38 goals, good for a tie at No. 33 on the all-time UAA single-season list … furnished a team-and career-high 20 goals, good for a tie at No. 18 on the all-time UAA single-season list … posted third-most assists for UAA at 18 … finished the season tied for No. 5 in scoring, and tied for No. 3 in goals in the WCHA … tallied six game-winning goals, good for a tie at No. 5 in the Nation … scored the game-winning goal against No. 12-ranked Denver on Oct. 19, earning Brice Alaska Goal Rush All-Tournament Team honors … led the Seawolves with a plus/minus of 15 … registered 12 multi-point games, including two three-point games …  posted a six-game point streak from Nov. 29 through Dec. 14 with six points … placed a team-high 120 shots on net, including a season-high seven on Jan. 4 at Wisconsin and on Feb. 22 at Ferris State … averaged 3.16 shots per game and .53 goals per game … tagged for 19 penalties, serving 49 minutes in the box – tied for second most on team … produced four power-play goals and one shorthanded goal against the Badgers on Jan. 4 – UAA’s only SHG of the season … blocked 19 shots … named UAA’s MVP, Most Inspirational and Jack Petersen Student-Athlete awards at the end-of-the-season banquet on April 13 … named to the WCHA All-Academic Team and a WCHA Scholar Athlete … team captain … signed a pro contract with the Anaheim Ducks following the WCHA Final Five.

2012-13 JUNIOR SEASON: One of seven Seawolves to dress in all 36 games … tied as UAA’s third-leading scorer with 19 points … registered seven goals and had the second-most assists for the Seawolves with 12 … placed 68 shots on goal … furnished five multi-point games throughout the season, helping UAA to wins over Merrimack (Oct. 20) and at Michigan Tech (Feb. 8) … scored power-play goals Feb. 2 against Colorado College and Feb. 16 vs. Nebraska Omaha … tallied a shorthanded goal Oct. 13 vs. Air Force in the Kendall Hockey Classic … blocked 15 shots … tagged for a team-high 20 penalties, serving a team-high 65 minutes in the box … named to the WCHA All-Academic Team and was a WCHA Scholar-Athlete … named Most Outstanding Player of the Kendall Hockey Classic.

Concluded season as UAA’s leader in goals with a career-high-tying 10 and tied for first in points (17) … collected seven helpers … dressed in 34 of 36 games, missing only the Colorado College series on Dec. 9-10 … got the starting nod in 13 games … started season with three points (2-1–3) in as many games from Oct. 7-14 … produced a season-high four-game point streak (4-2–6) from Feb. 3-11, including a career-high three-point game (2-1–3) on Feb. 4, helping UAA upset then-No.1 Minnesota Duluth, 3-2 … also furnished a two-goal game in the final game of the season against Minnesota on March 11 in the WCHA First Round … posted a team-high 78 shots on net, while blocking six … four of 10 goals were scored on the man advantage … tagged for 15 penalties throughout the season, serving 30 minutes in the box … produced the game-winning goal against UMD on Feb. 4 … UAA’s main faceoff man, winning a team-high 267 … registered seven points on the man advantage … named UAA’s MVP at end-of-the-year banquet on March 29 … named to the WCHA All-Academic Team and WCHA Scholar-Athlete Team … named to the Kendall Hockey Classic All-Tournament Team.

Completed season with 10-10–20 totals in 30 games played, missing the last seven games due to a knee injury … produced fourth-most points overall and tied for second-most goals … led UAA freshmen in goal scoring and recorded the most goals for a rookie since 2006-07 … ranked in the top 30 of the all-time freshman list in goals (t-No. 17), assists (t-No. 29) and points (t-No. 24) … tallied four multi-point games-against North Dakota, Bemidji State, Colorado College and Denver … recorded two power-play goals – both against Bemidji State on Nov. 12 … tagged for just six penalties all season, serving 23 minutes … scored first collegiate goal and assist against North Dakota in season opener on Oct. 8 at the Kendall Hockey Classic … netted first shorthanded goal at Colorado College on Nov. 26 … picked up game-winning goal on Jan. 29 at Minnesota, helping UAA shut out the Golden Gophers for the first time ever at the Mariucci Arena … blocked six shots throughout the season, while placing 66 shots on net … tallied a six-game point streak from Jan. 29 – Feb. 18, recording six points … named team’s Rookie of the Year at end-of-the-season banquet on April 12.

Suited up for the Sioux Falls Stampede in 2009-10 and the Tri-City Storm in 2008-09 – both members of the United States Hockey League ... recorded 14-33–47 totals with the Stampede and 10-14–24 with the Storm ... attended Springfield High School.

Born April 5, 1991 in Winnipeg, Manitoba ... son of Doug and Maria Bailey ... has one sister – Diana ... enjoys playing golf, wake boarding and hitting the gym ... marketing major.

Goals (game)    2     8 times (last: 2/22/14 at FSU)
Assists (game)  2     4 times (last: 1/25/14 vs. NMU)
Points (game)   3     2 times (last: 10/12/13 vs. AFA)
Goal Streak     3gms  2 times (last: 10/12-19/13)
Point Streak    6gms  11/29/13-12/14/13
Multi-Point Gms 22gms (last: 3/15/14 at UAF)


Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 201
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakbank, Manitoba
High School: (Sioux Falls Stampede/USHL)
Experience: 4 Letters
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