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#8 Matthew Caito
Position: Defensemen
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Coto de Caza, Calif.
Club: Dubuque/USHL
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2013-14
One of four skaters that took to the ice in all 38 games … blocked a team-high 73 shots … led all RedHawk defensemen and tied for sixth on the team overall with 16 points (3 goals, 13 assists) … registered 10 power play points (4th on the team) and 13 assists (5th) … named NCHC Defensive Player of the Week on Jan. 27 … tallied his lone multi-point game of the year with a goal and an assist at Colorado College on Jan. 25 … received the Mitch Korn Outstanding Defensive Player award from the team … recorded at least one assist in seven of the season’s first eight games … committed only 10 penalties for 20 minutes in 38 games.

2012-13
Earned Honorable Mention All-CCHA and named to CCHA All-Rookie Team ... named to the Three Rivers Classic All-Tournament Team as a defenseman ... honored as CCHA Defenseman of the Week on three separate occasions (Dec. 3, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25) ... one of just five RedHawks (only defensemen) to appear in all 42 games ... led Miami blueliners in points with 21 (five goals, 16 assists), while he was fourth overall on the team in points ... his 16 helpers were third on the team ... led Miami with 81 blocked shots on the year ... notched his first point as a RedHawk, an assist, against Providence (Oct. 20) ... scored his first career goal against Northern Michigan (Nov. 9) ... scored his only game-winning goal Feb. 23 at Lake Superior ... added two power play goals while serving on both special teams top units ... had a career long four-game point streak from Jan .19-Feb. 1 (five points) ... logged first multi-goal game Jan. 12 at NMU with two markers and had two assists twice (Jan. 25 vs. BGSU and Mar. 16 vs. Michigan State) ... recorded five multi-point games with his first coming Nov. 9 vs. Northern Michigan on a goal and an assist ... posted a +12 rating, which was third on the team and second among defensemen ... had 19 penalties for 38 minutes.

Prior to Miami
Played the 2011-12 season for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL ... played in 59 regular-season games for Dubuque, totaling 26 points on seven goals and 19 assists ... posted a +16 rating on the season, second on the team and tops among defenseman, while compiling 71 penalty minutes ... helped the Fighting Saints make the playoffs, appearing in five games while handing out three assists ... played in the USHL Prospects game ... was a finalist for the USHL Scholar-Athlete Award ... played two seasons at Salisbury Prep High School in Connecticut, recording eight goals and 15 assists in 26 games in 2010-11, leading the team to the Founder's League championship ...  also played for the Mid-Fairfield Blues AAA team that was National Runner-Up in 2011 ... played baseball in high school as a catcher as well ... graduated from Dubuque Senior High School.

Personal
Born on Aug. 13, 1993 in Torrance, Calif. ... son of Julie and Paul Caito ... father, Paul, and grandfather, Thomas, both played football at Boston University ... mother, Julie, competed in gymnastics at Slippery Rock University ... majoring in economics.

 

SeasonGPGAPointsShotsShot%Pen-Min+/-PPGSHGGWG
2012-13............. 42 5 16 21 79 .063 19-38 +12 2 0 1
2013-14............. 38 3 13 16 66 .045 10-20 -3 3 0 0
TOTAL............... 80 8 29 37 145 .055 29-58 +9 5 0 1
 
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