2009-10: Matt Deblouw played for Little Caesars Midget Major U18 team. In 48 games he scored 23 goals with 21 assists and had 91 penalty minutes. Deblouw was selected by Muskegon in the second round (21st overall) of the USHL Entry Draft. He committed to playing college hockey at Michigan State in 2012-13.
2010-11: Deblouw's first USHL season with Muskegon was interrupted when he suffered a ruptured spleen but he returned to compete in the playoffs for the Lumberjacks. In 33 regular season games he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was minus-13 with 51 penalty minutes. The expansion Lumberjacks finished fifth in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Deblouw led the Lumberjacks in scoring during the playoffs with 3 goals and 5 assists and was plus-6 with 6 penalty minutes in six games.
2011-12: Deblouw was the second-leading scorer for a Muskegon team that won just 17 games and finished last in the Eastern Conference. In 58 games he scored 11 goals with 23 assists and was minus-18 with 50 penalty minutes. Deblouw was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 51st amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.
DeBlouw is a speed-burner who projects to be a solid defensive forward should he arrive in the NHL. Although he has decent size, DeBlouw could stand to add some mass to his 6-1 frame. While not possessing great offensive skill, he has enough ability in this area that he could be more than strictly a defensive forward.
DeBlouw will start his freshman year at the Michigan State University and should play in the top-nine forwards for the Spartans. The quick skating center could see some time on the team's power play and will get the opportunity to showcase his defensive game on the penalty kill. The seventh rounder will have four years of development at the NCAA level to improve his overall game.