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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 practiced on Tuesday alongside Kris Letang in the top pairing.
Coach Mike Sullivan moved Brian Dumoulin down to the second unit as he partnered Trevor Daley. Maatta has been anything but an offensive force this season with only one assist in 19 games but he can't help but get better offensive stats with Letang at his side. Nov 23 - 11:22 AM

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Olli Maatta has an assist in 12 games this season.

Maatta had 29 points in his rookie season, but since then he hasn't done a lot on the offensive side of things. That being said, he has blocked 23 shots so far, which puts him in a three-way tie for first among the Penguins.
Nov 7 - 9:47 AM

Olli Maatta scored the overtime winner in Finland's exhibition opener against Sweden.

The Finns defeated the Swedes by a 3-2 score. Aleksander Barkov led the team with a goal and an assist on Maatta's winner. Mikael Granlund, who had the other in the match, tied the game at the 15:01 mark of third.
Sep 8 - 5:14 PM

Olli Maatta played his best hockey of the playoffs in the Stanley Cup Final.

He was scratched for three games and got another chance to play because of Trevor Daley's injury in the Eastern Conference Final versus Tampa Bay. Maatta chipped in six assists in the last nine games of the postseason to finish strong and get back into the good graces of his coach.
Jun 14 - 10:33 AM

Olli Maatta is good to participate in Game 4 on Monday.

Maatta didn't participate in Sunday's practice after blocking a shot in Game 3. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan downplayed Maatta's issue though, saying it was "just a bruise."
Jun 6 - 6:36 PM

Olli Maatta didn't take part in Pittsburgh's practice on Sunday.

He took a maintenance day instead. Every player has bumps and bruises at this point of the season, but Maatta might be feeling it a little more today after he blocked six shots in Game 3 on Saturday.
Jun 5 - 5:08 PM

Olli Maatta had six blocked shots as part of the Penguins 38 Saturday.

Maatta led the team on the night with Patric Hornqvist, Ben Lovejoy and Nick Bonino chipping in with four each. Maatta was on the ice for Pittsburgh goals and was a plus-two on the night with an assist. Maatta has six assists in the playoffs in 15 games. He should be looked at late in fantasy pools next season as he has some upside.
Jun 5 - 10:21 AM

Olli Maatta added another assist in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He was a healthy scratch for three straight games in the Eastern Conference Final versus Tampa Bay, but he has amassed four helpers in four games since returning to the lineup. Maatta has bounced back nicely which is big for a Pittsburgh team missing Trevor Daley for the rest of the playoffs.
May 31 - 9:40 AM

Olli Maatta had three assists and was a plus-five in the Penguins last three games of the Conference Final.

Maatta had been benched for the three previous games but a season-ending injury to Trevor Daley got him back in the lineup and he did not disappoint. Maatta, at age 21, will be the youngest participant in the Stanley Cup Final but he has played plenty over the last three seasons since being drafted 22nd overall in 2012. He is worth taking late in deeper pools next season as he has a lot of upside.
May 29 - 9:12 AM

Olli Maatta picked up an assist and a plus-2 rating in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He also recorded a double minor for high sticking early in the third period. Still, it was a decent game for Maatta in his return from the press box. He was scratched for the last three games, but to play due to Trevor Daley's season-ending injury.
May 23 - 8:17 AM

Olli Maattta is skating on a pairing with Kris Letang on Sunday morning.

With Trevor Daley sidelined, it looks like the Penguins will re-insert Maatta in their lineup for Game 5. The 21-year-old has one assist in nine games this postseason. The series is tied 2-2 going into Game 5.
May 22 - 10:56 AM

Olli Maatta might be back in the Penguins lineup on Sunday.

Maatta has spent three straight games in the press box, but Trevor Daley suffered a lower-body injury on Friday that might keep him on the sidelines for now. If that happens then Maatta is his likely replacement.
May 21 - 12:34 PM

Olli Maatta will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Maatta will sit for the third consecutive game. The 21-year-old has no goals and one assist in nine playoff games in 2016. Beau Bennett, Derrick Pouliot and Oskar Sundqvist will also watch from the press box.
May 20 - 8:06 PM

Olli Maatta wasn't dressed for Game 3 Wednesday night.

The Penguins have used Maatta in nine playoff games this year, but this is his second straight contest in the press box. When he has played, he's averaged 16:00 minutes of ice time in the postseason.
May 18 - 8:11 PM

Olli Maatta is a Game 2 scratch.

Well we saw this coming when Maatta only played 13:23 in Game 1 and coach Mike Sullivan was not too pleased with his play. Maatta was also a fourth pairing in practice Sunday. Justin Schultz will replace him in the lineup.
May 16 - 8:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Steven Oleksy
7Derrick Pouliot
8Ian Cole
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Matt Murray