Mats Hallin is in his 13th season with the Blackhawks and his sixth as the team's Director of European Scouting. Hallin previously served the club as a European Pro Scout.
Prior to working with the Blackhawks, The Åkers styckebruk, Sweden, native spent five seasons as General Manager of Sodertalje in the Swedish Hockey League. Originally a seventh-round pick by Washington in the 1978 NHL Draft (105th overall), Hallin registered 31 points (17G, 14A) in 152 career games across five seasons with the New York Islanders (1982-85) and Minnesota North Stars (1985-87). Hallin posted one goal in 15 career NHL postseason games, winning the 1983 Stanley Cup with the Islanders.
Hallin has seven seasons of Swedish Elite League experience, including two stints with Sodertalje (1976-81, 1987-89) and two seasons with Malmo (1990-92). He also served as Head Coach for Team Sweden at the 1999 U20 World Championship in Winnipeg.
Hallin and his wife, Helene, have a son, Per, a daughter, Johanna, and six grandchildren.