Speedy center iceman with excellent playmaking skills and ability to put the puck in the net ... closed out his Notre Dame career with 23 goals and 25 assists for 48 points in 130 career games ... four-time monogram winner for the Irish ... played three seasons in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League (BCHL) before coming to Notre Dame ... played for three teams -- South Surrey Eagles (`99-'00), Penticton Panthers (`00-'01) and Coquitlam Express (`01-'02) ... one of four Irish hockey players to play in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) along with Brock Sheahan (Surrey Eagles), Nathan Borega (Vernon Vipers) and Tyson Fraser (Royal City Outlaws).
AS A SENIOR: Played in 33 games for the Irish as a senior with career highs in goals (8) and points (13) ... had two power-play goals and two game winners on the season ... recorded 21 penalties for 42 minutes ... finished second on the team with 80 shots on goal ... second on the team with a +6 rating ... turned in a career-high four-game goal-and-point streak (Nov. 4-Nov. 11), scoring five goals with an assist for six points in games in weekend series versus Michigan and Bowling Green ... had only two-goal game (including game winner) of his career versus Bowling Green (Nov. 11) ... on the season had four goals and three assists for seven points in four games against the Falcons ... finished his career with five goals and seven assists in 15 games against Bowling Green.
AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in 31 games for the Irish with five goals and seven assists for 12 points ... notched overtime game-winning goal versus Michigan State ... also had one power-play goal on the year ... tied for eighth on team with 63 shots on goal ... whistled for 23 penalties for 46 minutes ... started season with points in three of team's first five games ... scored first goal of the year (ND's lone goal) on the power play in 4-1 loss to Minnesota-Duluth on opening weekend ... added assists versus Miami and in upset win of top-ranked Boston College ... went 10 games without a point before dramatic overtime game winner versus Michigan State on Dec. 10 ... with the Irish on the attack, right wing Evan Rankin fired a shot that Spartan goaltender Dominic Vicari stopped ... the rebound slid out to the left wing circle where Amado blasted it through Vicari's pads for the winning goal ... had assists in back-to-back games versus Rensselaer and Lake Superior ... suffered concussion in 1-1 tie at Lake Superior (Dec. 7) and missed four games before returning to lineup versus Wisconsin ... had season-best two-point game (1g, 1a) versus Bowling Green ... closed the season with three points in last four games, scoring goals in back-to-back games versus Michigan (Feb. 18-19) ... had an assist on Mar. 4 versus Michigan State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 34 of Notre Dame's 39 games ... scored five goals with seven assists for 12 points ... one of his goals was a game winner ... called for 15 penalties that got him 30 minutes in the sin bin ... was sixth on the team with 72 shots on goal ... had a .069 shooting percentage ... was -1 on the year ... got his season off to a fast start with assists in each game of the opening series at Ohio State ... picked up his third assist over the first four games in 3-0 shutout win at Bowling Green ... was held to just one assist over the next six games ... found the back of the net to start a two-game goal streak on Nov. 29 when he capped a three-goal third period by the Irish in a 4-2 win over Northern Michigan ... scored the first of three second-period goals for Notre Dame in a wild, 8-6 loss at Western Michigan ... ran point streak to three-straight games with an assist on Michael Bartlett's first of two goals in a 6-4 loss to the Broncos ... went 10 games without a point before getting Notre Dame's first goal of the game in a 4-2 win over Ferris State ... picked up a goal and an assist in the weekend sweep of Michigan ... set up T.J. Jindra's second-period goal in 4-1 win over the Wolverines ... teamed with Jindra to score the game winner at the 16:00-minute mark of the second period in the Feb. 28, 5-2 win over fourth-ranked Michigan ... final goal of the year came in game one of the first round of the CCHA playoffs when he whipped a wrist shot from the slot past Bronco goaltender Scott Foster ... goal was his lone point in five postseason games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 32 of Notre Dame's 40 games during his rookie season ... had five goals and six assists for 11 points ... was +1 on the season and had one game-winning goal ... took 43 shots on goal for a .116 shooting percentage ... whistled for 10 penalties resulting in 20 minutes ... tied Tim Wallace for the freshmen scoring lead with 11 points ... broke onto the scoresheet with his first collegiate goal in 4-3 loss at Alaska Fairbanks (his ninth game) ... that started him on a season-high three-game point streak (1g, 2a) ... recorded assists in second game of UAF series and followed with an assist in 6-3 win over Bowling Green ... recorded a goal and an assist at the Ledyard National Bank Tournament at Hanover, N.H. ... picked up an assist in 6-4 loss to Dartmouth in opening game ... followed with second goal of the season on a blast from the top of the right-wing circle to give Irish a 2-1 lead in 3-3 tie with Vermont ... went seven games without a point before turning in a three-point weekend versus Lake Superior State at the Joyce Center ... set up Cory McLean goal to give Irish 2-0 lead in 3-2 series-opening win ... had first multiple-point game of career with a goal and assist in 6-3 win ... stuffed the rebound of a Neil Komadoski shot past goaltender Terry Denike to give Notre Dame a 2-1 lead ... helped set up John Wroblewski's power-play goal to give Irish a 3-2 lead ... put together a two-game goal-scoring streak with single goals in 5-2 home win versus Western Michigan and in 3-2 win at Northern Michigan ... goal versus Western was game winner and showed his tremendous speed as he took a long pass from defenseman Evan Neilsen, beat the defense and made a nice move on goaltender Mike Mantua for third goal of the game in 5-2 win ... recorded one assist in four postseason playoff games.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Clayton Heights High School in Surrey, British Columbia ... played two years of basketball and volleyball and four years of golf ... named team MVP of both basketball and volleyball teams during his sophomore year ... played three seasons in the BCHL with South Surrey, Penticton and Coquitlam ... recorded five goals and eight assists for 13 points in first season with South Surrey ... played for a veteran team in Penticton (`00-'01) and had 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points in 57 games ... started his final BCHL season with Penticton but was traded to Coquitlam after four games ... responded with 36 goals and 48 assists for 84 points in 57 games to finish 13th in league scoring ... was an alternate captain with the expansion Express ... played in the 2001-02 BCHL all-star game ... full name is Matthew A. Amado ... son of Alfredo and Vira Amado ... has one sister ... born May 7, 1983, in Langley, B.C. ... marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business.
Amado's Career Statistics
Amado's Career Bests
vs. Bowling Green (1g-1a; 2/17/06) vs. Bowling Green (2g-0a; 11/11/05) vs. Bowling Green (1g-1a; 11/10/05) vs. Bowling Green (1g-1a; 1/29/05)
vs. Lake Superior (1g-1a; 2/22/03)
vs. Bowling Green (11/11/05)
10 Shots on Goal
vs. Nebraska-Omaha (2/5/05)
4-Game Point Streak
(5g-1a); Nov. 4 - Nov. 11, 2005
(vs. Michigan and Bowling Green)
4-Game Goal Streak
(5g-1a); Nov. 4 - Nov. 11, 2005
(vs. Michigan and Bowling Green)