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New York Riptide Sign Boissonneault To Three-Year Deal

Uniondale, NY (June 2, 2021) – The New York Riptide have signed Mathieu Boissonneault to a three-year contract, the team announced today. The deal is pending league approval.

Per team policy, no terms were released.

Boissonneault, selected in the second round, 17th overall, in the 2020 NLL Entry Draft, served as team captain during the 2020 season as a senior at Canisius. He is the 12th player in Canisius history to be selected in the NLL Entry Draft. In four seasons with the Griffs, he saw action in 50 games with 80 goals and 27 assists for 107 points.

“We are pleased that Matt has a made a three-year commitment to our team as we strive to build a winning tradition in New York,” Riptide General Manager Jim Veltman said. “He brings a tenacious-style defense and a relentless pursuit of the ball that Riptide fans are going to love.”

After spending his freshman year as a defender and long-stick midfielder, Boissonneault transitioned to attack for his final three collegiate campaigns. In a COVID-19 shortened senior season, Boissonneault led the team with 13 goals and was second on the squad with 17 points, becoming the 22nd player in program history to reach 100 career points on February 18th. An All-MAAC First Team selection following his junior year and All-MAAC Second Team honoree as a sophomore, he also represented Canada at the FIL U-19 World Championships in 2016, earning a silver medal. He spent five seasons in the OJALL with the Whitby Warriors, recording 75 points on 22 goals and 53 assists.

The Riptide will return to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the franchise’s second season this December. For more information please visit NewYorkRiptide.com or on social media at @NewYorkRiptide.

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