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Olli Maatta

Olli Maatta  #3

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: August 22, 1994  (AGE 20)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Jyväskylä, Finland
WEIGHT: 206 DRAFTED: PIT / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (22nd overall)    Prospect Bio
His 29 points (9G-20A) in 2013-14 were the most by a Penguins rookie D-man since Ryan Whitney (38) in 2005-06. His 9 points (1G-8A) and 2 PPP are tied for 2nd among Penguins D-men. Is tied for 3rd on PIT with 33 blocked shots. Recorded 20:14 of TOI and was a plus-1 in his return to the lineup from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck at MTL Nov. 18. Underwent successful surgery on Nov. 4 to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck. Missed 6 games from Nov. 1-15 as a result. Had a career-long 3-game point streak (1G-2A) from Oct. 23-28. Netted his 1st goal of the season Oct. 23 at DET. Recorded a career-high 3 points (3A) vs. ANA on Oct. 9. Scored 1st career penalty shot attempt vs. Niklas Backstrom vs. MIN on Dec. 19, 2013. 2nd D-man in team history to score on PS and 1st since George Konik on Jan. 31, 1968. Led all Finnish D-men w/3 goals to help win bronze medal at the 2014 Olympics. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3 PPG: 3 SHG: 1
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I've never seen anything like that. The great thing is I don't know how many times guys bailed me out where they had to score to keep it alive and they did every time. It was amazing. It's not the way we draw it up, to go 20 rounds here, but obviously it's a big win.

— Florida goalie Roberto Luongo after the Panthers defeated the Capitals in the longest shootout in NHL history on Tuesday
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