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Mattias Ohlund
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Mattias Ohlund

Tampa Bay Lightning  Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: September 9, 1976  (AGE 38)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Pitea, Sweden
WEIGHT: 233 DRAFTED: VAN / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
Ohlund's history with the Swedish national team spans 16 years. He first played for Team Sweden in 1994 at the World Junior Championships and is competing in his fourth Olympic competition.

A gold medalist at the 2006 Olympics, he has eight international medals: three gold medals -- 2006 Olympics, 1998 World Championship, 1994 European Junior Championship; three silver medals -- 1997 World Championship, 1994 and 1996 World Junior Championships; and two bronze medals -- 2001 World Championship and 1995 World Junior Championship.

At the 2006 Olympics, he had two assists in six games, but was forced out of the tournament after fracturing his ribs during a game against Switzerland. He was unable to play in the final against Finland.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4