Mattias Ritola

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Mattias Ritola
Born (1987-03-14) March 14, 1987 (age 27)
Borlänge, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Winger
Shoots Left
SEL team
Former teams
Modo Hockey
Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 103rd overall, 2005
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2007–present

Mattias Ritola (born March 14, 1987) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player currently playing for Modo Hockey of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Ritola was drafted 103rd overall in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. He played as a winger for the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1] Ritola played his first NHL game with the Red Wings on March 15, 2008 against the Nashville Predators. Ritola did not qualify to be engraved on the cup because he did not play in a post-season game, but he was awarded a Stanley Cup ring, and he was included on the 2008 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup picture. Ritola played in his first post-season game on May 6, 2010 in a 7-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

On Tuesday October 6, 2010 Ritola was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He scored his first NHL goal on October 30, 2010 against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes

Early in November 2011, Ritola cleared regular waivers and was assigned to Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League, however Ritola refused to report to the AHL club. On November 9, 2011, Ritola cleared unconditional waivers and his contract with Tampa Bay was terminated so he would be free to pursue playing opportunities in Europe.[2] On November 10, 2011, Modo Hockey announced that he signed a contract to play until the 2012-13 season of Elitserien.[3] His contract was extended to the 2015-16 season on January 4, 2013.[4]

Career Statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Leksands IF SEL 30 0 3 3 10
2006–07 Leksands IF Swe.1 23 1 4 5 4
2006–07 Arboga IFK Swe.1 3 1 0 1 2
2007–08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 72 7 15 22 62
2007–08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 66 15 27 42 32 8 0 2 2 0
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 73 19 23 42 50
2009–10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 31 4 4 8 11 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 17 9 18 27 8 4 1 4 5 0
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 35 7 13 20 30 6 1 1 2 8
2012–13 Modo Hockey SEL 50 11 13 24 12 5 2 1 3 4
SEL totals 115 18 29 47 52 11 3 2 5 12
NHL totals 38 4 5 9 11 2 0 0 0 0

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