Maatta led all PIT players in the preseason with a plus-7 in 4 games.
Recorded a goal and an assist in 4 preseason games.
Missed the last 56 games 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.
Underwent successful surgery on Nov. 4 to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck. Missed 6 games from Nov. 1-15 as a result.
Recorded 20:14 of TOI and was a plus-1 in his return to the lineup on Nov. 18.
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.
Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3
OHL All-Rookie Team (2012)
MIssed majority of 2014-15 due to shoulder injury vs. Ottawa, December 6, 2014.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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