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 PIT rookie D-man since Ryan Whitney (38) in 2005-06. Will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury. His 9 PTS (1G-8A) and 2 PPP were tied for 2nd among PIT D-men upon injury. Was tied for 3rd on PIT with 33 BkS at the time of his injury. Recorded 20:14 of TOI and was a plus-1 in his return to the lineup on 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. 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
Quote of the Day

He stuck his neck out there for us. I don't know what's wrong with him, but you see he was in pain. But he went back in there. He's a tough guy. You've got to give him credit for helping the boys out.

— Panthers forward Brandon Pirri on goalie Roberto Luongo, who returned to game on Tuesday against Maple Leafs after leaving earlier in the contest with an injury