Ice Hockey


7   Michael Pereira
Michael Pereira


West Haven, Conn.

High School:
Avon Old Farms

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180



Last Team:
Avon Old Farms

2010-11 Hockey East All-Rookie Team
2013-14 Hockey East All-Academic Team
2012-13 Hockey East All-Academic Team
2011-12 Hockey East All-Academic Team
Co-Hockey East Player of the Week (2/4/13)
Hockey East Player of the Week (2/13/12)
Hockey East Rookie of the Month (12/1/10)
Co-UMass Athlete of the Week (1/27/14)
UMass Athlete of the Week (2/4/13)
UMass Athlete of the Week (11/13/12)
UMass Athlete of the Week (11/14/11)

AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14: Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in all 34 games registering 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points ... Finished second on the team in points and tied for second in goals ... Registered a team-high eight power-play goal ... Also scored a shorthanded tally ... Logged a career-high 115 shots on goal ... Scored a goal and recorded an assist at Providence for sixth multi-point game of the season (2/21) ... Netted a shorthanded goal and added a shorthanded assist against #12 Northeastern (2/15) for fifth multi-point game of the season ... Tied a career single-game best with two assists against #7 UMass Lowell (2/8) ... Registered 50th career assist on empty net goal at #11 Northeastern (2/7) ... Logged two power-play goals at Merrimack (1/25) for second multi-goal game of the season, picking up his 50th career goal and 100th career point ... Was named the second star of the game ... 50th career goal was selected as the National No. 2 play of the week by NCAA Hockey ... Scored an empty net goal and tallied an assist in a 5-2 win over Merrimack (1/24) to earn the game's second star ... Was named Co-UMass Athlete of the Week for his four-point weekend against the Warriors ... Scored 18th career power-play goal against American International (1/14) ... Capped off three-game point scoring streak with an assist against #17 Denver (12/17) ... Tallied a power-play goal in 3-2 win at Colgate (12/15) ... Assisted the game-winner in 2-0 shutout at Colgate (12/14) ... Scored fourth goal of the season against #5 Quinnipiac (11/30) ... Picked up an assist against Vermont (11/22) ... Scored a power-play goal in 2-1 win over Maine (11/2) and was named the game's second star ... Blocked three shots vs. the Black Bears (11/1) ... Had a three-point weekend at Maine (10/25-26) ... In game one, assisted a power-play goal ... Scored twice with the man advantage the following night against the Black Bears to break into UMass' top-10 career goals list ... Assisted an empty net goal in home opener against Michigan State (10/18) for first point of season.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13: Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 32 out of 34 games for the Minutemen, missing the final two due to injury ... Registered 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points, good for second on the team in goals and third for assists and points ... Registered five multi-point games and two multi-goal games ... Was a +5 for the year and had two game-winning goals, three power-play tallies and scored twice shorthanded ... Tied for first in Hockey East for shorthanded points with two goals and one assist ... Playing in 100th career game, scored a goal at #5 New Hampshire (3/1) ... Contributed two goals and an assist against Northeastern (2/19), earning the game's third star, the final game of a six-game point scoring streak ... Posted fourth multi-point game of the season at #15/14 UMass Lowell (2/16) ... Scored second shorthanded goal of the year vs. #15/14 UMass Lowell (2/15) ... Tallied an assist at #20 Merrimack (2/10) for sixth point in three-game span ... Tied a career single-game high with four points on two goals and two assists in 5-1 win over #11/9 Boston University (2/1) ... In the victory over the Terriers, logged first career short-handed goal and was awarded the game's first star ... Named Co-Hockey East Player of the Week and Co-UMass Athlete of the Week for his performance vs. BU ... Scored sixth goal of the season at Vermont (1/26) ... Netted second game-winning goal of the year in 5-2 victory at #2 Boston College (1/18) ... Assisted on a power-play tally vs. Providence (1/11) ... Recorded an assist on the power play in 3-2 victory over #8 Dartmouth (12/31) in the championship game of the Ledyard Classic ... Scored fourth goal of the season in a 4-3 win against Bemidji State (12/30) at the Ledyard Classic ... Tallied sixth helper of the year at #15 Yale (12/11) ... Recorded an assist in the second of two back-to-back home match-ups against Colgate (12/8) ... Notched an empty-net goal to cap off 6-3 win at Northeastern (12/1) ... Tallied an assist in 3-1 win over Vermont (11/20) ... Scored a power-play goal against UMass Lowell (11/18) ... Factored in three of four goals of a 4-0 win over Providence (11/9), netting the game-winner and adding two assists ... Was named the game's first star and co-UMass Athlete of the Week following that performance ... Logged first point of the season, an assist, at #1 Boston College (11/4) ... In the season opener, won 17 of 23 faceoffs taken against Connecticut (10/12).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12: Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 35 of 36 games ... Led the team in goals scored with 17, was third in points (34) and fourth in assists (17) ... Boasted a team-high 13 points on the power play (7g, 6a) ... Notched a team-high three game-winners and had two hat tricks ... Was +4 on the season ... Committed eight minor penalties ... Ended the year with points in 11 of the final 15 contests ... Scored the power play game winner in a 4-1 victory at #11 Maine (2/18) and was awarded the game's second star ... Logged second hat trick of the season vs. Providence (2/11) and was named the second star of the game ... Had two points (1g, 1a) in 3-2 win at #1 Boston University (2/10) ... Selected as the Hockey East Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Friars and the Terriers ... Scored twice at Northeastern (2/3) and was tabbed the third star of the game ... Posted three straight two-point games with a goal and an assist vs. Holy Cross (11/11), Northeastern (11/12) and Maine (11/18) ... Voted UMass Athlete of the Week following the wins over Holy Cross and Northeastern ... Was tabbed the game's second star vs. the Black Bears ... Scored on the power play vs. #13 Boston University (10/29) and was awarded the game's second star ... Had a four-point game with first career hat trick in home opener vs. Bentley (10/14).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11: Game-by-Game Statistics
Appeared in 34 games with 12 goals and 13 assists ... Ranked third on the team in scoring ... Ended the season with a +3 ... Scored his final two goals of the season in the matchup against Maine (3/4 & 3/5) ... Credited with assists against Merrimack (2/18), in the tie against Providence (2/12) and Boston University (2/11) ... Put one between the pipes in the tie against Northeastern (1/29) ... Had his ninth goal of the season in the matchup against Vermont (1/22) ... Had an assist against Vermont (1/21) ... Third multi-point game with an assist and a goal on a power play in the win at UMass Lowell (1/14) ... Had three multi-point assist only games against Northeastern (1/7), UMass Lowell (12/4), and Quinnipiac (11/27) ... Had his second multi-point game with two goals, one on a power play, in the win against Vermont (11/23) ... Contributed a goal in the tie against New Hampshire (11/13) ... Had a goal against Army (11/5) ... Scored once in both match ups against Providence (10/29 & 10/30) ... Made collegiate debut at Minnesota (10/8) ... Logged first career goal on a power play, had first career assist and first multi-point game against the Gophers.

BEFORE UMASS:A 2010 graduate of Avon Old Farms where he was an All-New England, All-Conference and Team MVP as a senior ... Attended the 2010 NHL Entry Draft Combine ... Ranked as the 63rd best North American skater by the Central Scouting Services ... In 29 games, scored 28 goals and added 36 assists in 2009-10 ... Had 53 points as a sophomore, 48 as a junior and 64 as a senior ... Also played baseball as a sophomore and junior ... Played for South Kent Prep until his senior season.

PERSONAL: Michael Jason Pereira ... Born on November 24, 1991 in New Haven, Conn. ... Son of Mario and Sherry Pereira ... Brother of Lisa and Joe ... Brother, Joe, played hockey at Boston University and served as team captain as a senior in 2010-11 ... Majoring in Communication.


Career Highs
Goals: 3 - 2x - Last vs. Providence (2/11/12)
Assists: 2 - 8x - Last vs. UMass Lowell (2/8/14)
Points: 4 - 2x - Last vs. Boston University (2/1/13)

Multi-Goal Games: 6; Last at Merrimack (1/25/14)
Multi-Point Games: 26; Last at Providence (2/21/14)

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