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My Husband: Emily Matheson on Mike Matheson
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My Husband: Emily Matheson on Mike Matheson

MONTREAL — Life works in mysterious ways.

In the case of Mike Matheson, there’s no way the Canadiens defenseman could have predicted that he would meet his future wife, Emily, in a philosophy class he only signed up for because he dropped out of Spanish from Boston College in 2012.

That brings us to the following questions: What is love? Do we have free will or is life predetermined?

We should probably consult Mike and Emily about our deep philosophical musings, but we’d rather learn more about the Habs’ No. 8 through the eyes of his beloved wife and Olympic gold medalist, so that’s exactly what we did below. To enjoy!

Questions and answers have been edited for clarity and brevity.

How did you meet?

We actually met at Boston College in philosophy class. He tried to use Spanish to add a third language to his repertoire and it didn’t quite work out. So he joined our philosophy class a little later in the semester, and that’s how we met.

How is he at home?

He’s a great father. They’re obviously so busy during the season, so when he’s home he’s in full dad mode. Our son, Hudson, also loves hockey. He’s two and a half years old now and that’s honestly all he wants to do, which you think we would love, but sometimes we just want to get away from it all. (laughs) We play a lot of mini sticks. He is the best father. He is always involved and present. In the summer, when he has more time, he actually enjoys woodworking, which I don’t think many people know about him.

What is Mike’s best quality?

I feel like he’s just a great person. He is very sincere, very caring and attentive. What you see is what you get with him. He doesn’t do anything for show. He’s just a good, good person. (…) He cares and is passionate about whatever he does. Mike always gives 100%, whether it is being a father or husband, playing hockey, sports… He always gives his best and always wants to get better.