Nick Mattson

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Nick Mattson
Born (1991-10-25) October 25, 1991 (age 23)
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
AHL team Rockford IceHogs
NHL Draft 180th overall, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2015–present

Nick Mattson (born October 25, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Mattson was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 6th round (180th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Mattson's earliest development began as a youth in the Chaska Chanhassen hockey Association of the CCHA.

Mattson enrolled to the University of North Dakota of the NCAA's Division I, after playing in the USHL with the Indiana Ice where he was named the USHL's 2010–11 Defenseman of the Year.[1] and was also named to the 2010–11 USHL First All-Star Team.[2]

After his senior season with the Fighting Sioux, Mattson was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs, an affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks on June 16, 2015.[3]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for United States USA
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Silver medal – second place 2008 London
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2009 Fargo
World Junior A Challenge
Gold medal – first place 2010 Penticton

Mattson was a member of the gold medal winning USA team at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 43 1 10 11 16 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 16 1 5 6 4
2009–10 Indiana Ice USHL 51 5 14 19 14 9 0 6 6 2
2010–11 Indiana Ice USHL 57 6 30 36 12 5 0 2 2 0
2011–12 U. of North Dakota WCHA 42 6 13 19 10
2012–13 U. of North Dakota WCHA 38 3 12 15 8
2013–14 U. of North Dakota NCHC 40 4 19 23 6
2014–15 U. of North Dakota NCHC 33 4 17 21 10
NCAA totals 153 17 61 78 34

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States U17 2nd 6 0 5 5 2
2009 United States WJC18 1st 7 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 13 1 7 8 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year Ref
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal 2009 [5]
USHL Defenseman of the Year 2010–11 [6]
USHL First All-Star Team 2010–11 [7]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nic Dowd
NCHC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2014–15
Succeeded by
Incumbent