2013 iihf world junior championship

✌🏼 sup. This is Morgan Rielly. He is a 6’ 1” 22-year old Canadian defenseman who wears #44 for the Toronto Maple Leafs. His most common nickname is Mo. He was drafted 5th overall in 2012 and his first year in the NHL was in the 2013-’14 season. He has represented Canada in 6 international competitions including IIHF World Junior Championship in 2013 (4th) and IIHF World Championship in 2014 and 2016 (5th & gold). He represented Canada as a part of Team North America during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Mo is kind of a big deal. He’s lowkey good because he’s not flashy but the management and coaches really love him because he’s such a great player, leader, and person overall. Last April, he signed a $30 million 6-year contract with the Leafs (so he gets around $5 mill a year). He currently has an A in Toronto (no one has a C), and a whole lot of people really want Mo to be the captain next year because he has shown amazing leadership qualities and just generally cares a lot about the team.

His main bond on the team is with fellow defenseman Jake Gardiner who is American. There’s videos of Mo from Jake’s instagram doing various things. Mainly all shopping - whether at the mall or at the grocery store. In one of them Jake is too busy filming Mo and teammate Nazem Kadri that he walks backwards straight into a trash can. In another one, Mo juggles random objects at the grocery store, and in another Mo gets a cake just for himself. These videos are very cute and bromancy. One time they were in a studio and (horribly, ohmygod it was so bad) sang Little Things by One Direction together.

Mo is such a sweetheart and a giant nerd ass. He got all of his teammates thoughtful gifts for Christmas and he’s the self-proclaimed dad/father figure of the Leafs “at the ripe age of 22”. He also did a cooking thing because he lives by himself and he only knows how to cook chicken so he wanted to expand his cooking skills. Lord help him though. He’s also a horrible dancer but dances anyway even if it is super cringey. He spent his time this Christmas with sick children (it was his first Christmas in Toronto). He’s so soft and he really loves his mom and dog which he posts on insta often about them. He sticks up for his teammates especially when the media asks about scoring droughts and people not doing so well, and he credits them with their success and never talks himself up like ever. Everyone loves Mo

meet the pens: olli määttä

Originally posted by crosbye

Määttä was born on August 22nd, 1994, in Jyväskylä, FInland. He started playing hockey in 2000, after insisting that all of his peers were playing.

Originally posted by paulmartinamericanhero

Määttä has represented Finland in the IIHF World Juniors championships from 2011 to 2013, serving as an alternate captain at times. In 2014, he was invited to represent Finland in Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics. He scored the final goal in a 5-0 victory over the United States in the bronze medal game. 

Originally posted by mannersmakth

Since joining the Penguins for the 2013-2014 season, Määttä has recorded 14 goals and 36 assists. Three of his goals came from power plays and one of his goals was short-handed. Two of his goals are also game winning goals.

Originally posted by so-hockey-eh

So far, Määttä has appeared in 135 NHL games and has recorded 32 total penalty minutes in his career with the Penguins.

Originally posted by mariefin

Some fun facts about Määttä (according to interviews/articles): 

-his favorite book is the English Dictionary 

-he’s a fan of the following foods: mushroom soup, lasagna, licorice, and Swedish berries (candy)

-he collected/traded hockey cards as a kid 

-he admitted to crying during the Pokemon movie (no shame)

-his least favorite subject in school was Swedish

-HE BEAT CANCER. And remained calm at all times during the process of getting his tumor removed!

Originally posted by paulmartinamericanhero

Olli Määttä is an absolute BEAST and we are so lucky to have him on our team!