Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flyers sign Bemidji State F Matt Read
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03-23-2011, 05:49 PM
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Here's a profile from a link through the Glens Falls' newspaper:

Matt Read was an impact freshman in his first season with Bemidji State in 2007.

His attracted a fan following for his goal-scoring abilities, but it is the other skills he developed over his BSU career that have made him a sought after prospect by National Hockey League teams today.

“He’s been the best player on our team since he came here as a freshman and that’s very uncommon. That’s why he’s a special player,” BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. “He’s such a total player now: he’s better playing away from the puck, excellent on draws and he’s pretty good defensively.”

Take Tuesday’s practice for example. Read sacrificed his body to block a shot during a drill – something uncommon and maybe even unexpected from the leading scorer and team captain on a hockey team.

“He’s got depth to his game. Every year he’s become more and more versatile,” Serratore said. “That’s why he’s so attractive to the NHL right now because he’s an all-situation type player. He was a complete player when he came here, but he’s even more of a complete player now to the point where the game has slowed down so much for him out there.”

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