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Mattias Norstrom

Mattias Norstrom  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: January 2, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: NYR / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (48th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999, 2004) Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Ray Ferraro, Ian Laperriere, Nathan Lafayette and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (Sean Blanchard) in 1997 Entry Draft for Marty McSorley, Jari Kurri and Shane Churla, March 14, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Solna (Sweden-3), January 11, 2005. Traded to Dallas by Los Angeles with Konstantin Pushkarev and Los Angeles' 3rd (Sergei Korostin) and 4th (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Maxim Mayorov) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft for Jaroslav Modry, the rights to Johan Fransson, Dallas' 2nd (Oscar Moller) and 3rd (Bryan Cameron) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft and Dallas' 1st round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Viktor Tikhonov) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares