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!
This Is Us fans won’t have to wait much longer for an answer to one of the show’s central mysteries – why Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) are no longer married. And the answer will come from a surprising source.
On Tuesday’s episode, Toby (Chris Sullivan) notices that Kate (Chrissy Metz) is acting strangely and uncovers yet another secret that she’s been keeping from him. When she comes clean, viewers will understand why Jack and Rebecca split. The reveal will also definitively change Kate and Toby’s relationship.
In a flashback, we’ll also find out how the twins were conceived, and what the heck Miguel (Jon Huertas) was doing there.
(As unlikely as it may seem, both revelations have to do with the family’s devotion to the Pittsburgh Steelers.)
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"They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They've grown up there. They know the police. They've been arrested," ~ Wendy Bell, Fired WTAE TV News Anchor
The woman who said this is SUING her employer for firing her because she said it. She claims she was fired because she is WHITE.