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.
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.
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.
So far, Määttä has appeared in 135 NHL games and has recorded 32 total penalty minutes in his career with the Penguins.
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!
Olli Määttä is an absolute BEAST and we are so lucky to have him on our team!
I’m Chloé, a French girl.
I’m really anxious so I barely never go out, nor talk to people in real life. Most of my friends are from the internet.
I love tattoos and piercing, I personally have three tattoos and more to
come. I love TV shows and recently I also started to watch the film. I
really like books (especially old ones who smells good).
I like the art even if I don’t know much about it. my favourite artist (and also favourite woman) is Frida Kahlo.
My favourite band is the neighbourhood and London Grammar, I also like the xx, David Bowie, Sir Sly, Patti Smith…
I’m also a proud feminist and a member of the LGBT+ community.
I’d love to send snail mails, i love creating stuff so we can exchange some drawings, collage etc.
I hope to talk to you soon!
AN: So, apparently I like to write long ass fics. Anyway, here’s a fluffy one with Tyler as a sort of soulmate AU- thing.
Open your eyes, you don’t have much time.
I let out a groggy groan and stretched my limbs, releasing the tightness that had occurred during the night.
I don’t want to do today, I replied to the voice in my mind.
I know….but you have to try.
I moaned in protest, burring my face in my pillows and tangling my limbs within my blankets.
Shall I sing to you? Will that help? he asked, his voice soft and tender.
I didn’t reply, but he must have felt what I felt because he began to sing in my mind. After listening for a moment, I tumbled from my bed and began to dress.
I don’t remember exactly when it happened, but I started hearing this voice about a year ago. At first I thought I was crazy, and he thought he was too. But we assured each other that we were real people, though we never shared our names, as if that were too personal. He said that he could hear my voice and feel my emotions in his mind too, just like I felt him. Some weird connection that we didn’t fully understand. But it was happening, it was real, so we just kind of accepted it.
We didn’t tell anyone else about it, knowing they would think we were schizophrenic or that we needed to be looked at by a doctor. But it wasn’t like that. It was something else entirely.
His voice lifted my spirits up, the song was soft and mellow. This was one of my favorites to wake up to. He said it was called “Before You Start Your Day,” and that he wrote it a long time ago. It was fitting.
He wrote his own music, and told me that he played in a band. Apparently, he sang this song along with his piano, but I could only hear his voice. I often wondered what the piano accompaniment would sound like, and lamented to him about it. He assured me though, that one day, we would be able to meet, and he would play and sing for me as much as I wanted.
When he finished his song, I was dressed and ready to go.
Thank you. That was beautiful.
You’re more than welcome. You’re going to do amazing today.
We both fell silent, though the gentle tug of our connection was still there. It was easy to push it to the back of my mind so that I could focus on my day. But I took comfort in knowing that it was there, that he was with me.
“I’m sorry, you just don’t have the qualifications that we’re looking for.”
“I understand, thank you for your time.” I shook the woman’s hand and left the room, fighting to hold back my tears. Another failed interview. How could two years experience be a qualification for an entry level position?
I reached my car and let myself cry in frustration. I had really wanted this one. It would have solved my financial problems, and the work seemed enjoyable too.
“I don’t know that Jake feels this way, I know people feel I don’t give Jake enough credit. I will tell you right now that he wrote the funniest line in the entire movie. And he came- and he said, ‘I wanna try another take of this where Elias lets me in and when he says, You dont smoke, do you? I’m gonna say to him- I’mma- just watchwhat I’m gonna do. And he walked in and Elias says, ‘You don’t smoke, do you?’’ and he said, “Once. In high school.’ And I almost fell outta my chair, it was- cos it’s such a perfect epitomising [sic] of who this guy is. That when he talks to authority figures he- he immediately has to tell the truth. He’s compelled to tell them - even though it’s something that he’s embarrassed about or he feels in - and it’s actually the funniest line in the movie.”
- David Fincher, Director’s Commentary, Zodiac (2007)
Hi! My name is Kristina and I’m a Danish (no, not the pastry) student with too much time on my hands.
I’m very interested in physics, especially astronomy, and in addition to
that, I spend most of my time reading, listening to music, or binge
watching lots of different TV series. My taste in music ranges from
quiet instrumental to heavy metal and everything in between.
My friends would describe me as rather goofy and I like to laugh as much
as possible, but on the other hand, I enjoy deep conversations where
nothing is too weird.
Preferences: Age 15-25, I’m not picky if you’re interesting.
I’d like to communicate via e-mail because it’s as close to the old-school snail-mail, but not as expensive.
My name’s Andreia, 26 years of age and from Portugal. I’m currently
doing a Masters in Museology, so there’s one thing I like a lot,
I also like to read, watch movies & series, nature, photography,
exploring creativity in different ways and diverse mediums. My mail box
is open to pretty much anyone/everyone: it doesn’t matter what age,
gender or country or whatever it is you want to talk about (though I can
only read and write in english, german and portuguese). I’m really bad
at these introductions, as I find it always a bit intimidating to have
to “resume” yourself in a few lines. Looking forward to get to know you!