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Olli Maatta | Defenseman | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / PIT
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Olli Maatta logged 31:57 of ice time in Game 7 against Ottawa.
Maatta, Brian Dumoulin and Ron Hainsey set career highs for ice time. Maatta averaged 18:03 of ice time during the regular season, but he's up to 21:02 per contest in the playoffs. He has also contributed seven points in 19 postseason outings. Maatta, Dumoulin and Hainsey have all stepped up for Pittsburgh's battered back end to help the team reach the Stanley Cup Final. May 27 - 9:32 AM

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As long as Olli Maatta stays healthy, he should finish with at least 50 career playoff games under his belt before his 23rd birthday.

There aren't many players who were on a team that enjoyed that level of postseason success when they were 22-years-old and younger. In fact, there are only 22 players in NHL history on that list. Evgeni Malkin fell just shy of it, but the Penguins got other members into that club, including Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, and Jaromir Jagr.
May 22 - 4:04 PM

Olli Maatta scored for the second straight game on Sunday.

The defenseman had a strong rookie season offensively when he had 29 points as a 19-year-old and even managed nine points in 20 games in a injury-filled year the next season but his offense fell off a cliff of late until this week. He is only 22 and still has a big future ahead of him. Take a chance on him in deep, deep drafts near the end of your pool.
May 22 - 8:56 AM

Olli Maatta scored a goal in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over Ottawa in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday night.

Maatta opened the scoring late in the first period. The Penguins were able to tack on two more goals (Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin) and they never looked back. The goal was Maatta's first of the postseason. He has six points in 16 games during the playoffs. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2. Game 5 will be played in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon.
May 20 - 10:02 AM

Olli Maatta earned an assist in Game 2 against Ottawa.

He picked up the secondary helper on Phil Kessel's lone goal of the match in a 1-0 Pittsburgh victory. Maatta has been superb in the postseason and on Monday he played 1:12 of power-play time after the Penguins lost Justin Schultz to an injury. He has earned five helpers and a plus-8 rating in 14 playoff contests this year.
May 16 - 8:28 AM

Olli Maatta registered an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 win over Washington in Game 4 Wednesday night.

Maatta has recorded a point in three of Pittsburgh's last four games. He has four assists in nine postseason contests this year.
May 4 - 10:44 AM

Olli Maatta will return to action on Sunday against the Rangers.

He's been out since Feb. 16th with a hand injury he received surgery on. Through 54 games this season the youngster has posted a goal and seven points with 101 blocks.
Apr 9 - 5:18 PM

Olli Maatta will remain sidelined Saturday with a hand injury as the Penguins take on the Maple Leafs.

The young defender has been out of action since Feb. 16th following surgery.
Apr 8 - 1:22 PM

Olli Maatta (hand) skated before practice Tuesday.

However, he isn't ready to return yet. Maatta has been out of action since Feb. 16 following hand surgery.
Apr 4 - 4:53 PM

Olli Maatta will be out for six weeks after he had successful hand surgery.

He injured his left hand in Thursday's game against Winnipeg and quickly had a procedure to repair the issue. Maatta has also been placed on injured reserve. His proposed timetable has him out until late March.
Feb 17 - 10:58 AM

Olli Maatta suffered an undisclosed injury in Thursday's OT win over Winnipeg.

He left in the second period following a hit from Jets center Adam Lowry and didn't return. Maatta had a plus-1 rating in just 7:38 of ice time. His status was not updated after the contest, so it's unclear if he will be available to play Friday night at this time. We should know more closer to game time.
Feb 17 - 10:46 AM

Olli Maatta scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

It was also his first goal since February of last year. Maatta's marker was the final nail in Montreal's coffin, as he made it 4-1 with under five minutes remaining in the game. The Pens defenseman logged just over 22 minutes of ice time in this one. He now has six points in 42 games this season. Ian Cole, Eric Fehr and Jake Guentzel also found the back of the net for the Penguins.
Jan 18 - 10:48 PM

The Penguins will get Olli Maatta back against the Canadiens on Saturday.

Maatta hasn't played since Dec. 23rd due to illness. He has two assists with 48 hits and 66 blocks in 35 games this season.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 07:03:00 PM

Olli Maatta has recovered from his illness.

Maatta is available for Saturday's game after missing Tuesday and Wednesday's contests. He has two assists in 35 games this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Olli Maatta (illness) won't play Wednesday night.

He sat out Tuesday's game against New Jersey with an illness and isn't ready to play against Carolina.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Chris Kunitz
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Ryan Reaves
6Carter Rowney
7Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Ron Hainsey
7Brian Dumoulin
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Mark Streit
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry