Johan Mattsson

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Johan Mattsson
Born (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 25)
Huddinge, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
SHL team
Former teams
Frölunda HC
Södertälje SK
NHL Draft 211th overall, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2009–present
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Calgary

Johan Mattsson (born 25 April 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Mattsson played with Södertälje SK in the Elitserien during the 2008–09 Elitserien postseason.[1]

Mattsson was the last player selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, taken with the 211th overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th round.[2] Mattsson was later drafted by the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League with the 19th pick in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.[3] After attending training camp with the Blackhawks, Mattsson returned to the Wolves to start the 2011–12 OHL season.[4]

In 2013, un-signed from the Blackhawks he returned home to play in the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan (the division under the SHL) with Djurgårdens IF Hockey as the new head goalkeeper, replacing Chet Pickard who went back to NHL.

After four seasons in the Allsvenskan, Mattsson returned to the top tier, agreeing to a two-year contract with Frölunda HC on April 20, 2017.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Södertälje team statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  2. ^ Sarah Kwak (2011-06-29). "NHL teams focus on free agency, realignment after draft". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Wolves draft Swedish standout". The Sudbury Star. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Win revs up the Wolves". The Sudbury Star. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Mattsson first in" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2017-04-20. 

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