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Olli Maatta

Olli Maatta  #3

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: August 22, 1994  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Jyväskylä, Finland
WEIGHT: 206 DRAFTED: PIT / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (22nd overall)    Prospect Bio
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. 2014-15 SEASON/CAREER: 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. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3 PPG: 3 SHG: 1
OHL All-Rookie Team (2012) MIssed majority of 2014-15 due to shoulder injury vs. Ottawa, December 6, 2014.
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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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