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06-22-2012, 08:56 PM
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Olli Maatta | Defenseman | London (OHL) | 1st round, 22nd overall


2011-12 Team: London League: OHL
Position: Defence Height: 6'2
2011-12 Stats: 58 GP, 5 G, 32 PTS Weight: 202 lbs.

NHL Central Scouting: 8 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 12, The Hockey News: No. 20, Button's Ranking: No. 28

"Olli plays the game with a workmanlike approach. He has a strong hockey IQ and reads the play and understands what the challenges are and what the appropriate responses should be. He anticipates the play so well and it allows him to get on top of opponents defensively despite not being blessed with closing quickness. He is a heads up player and is finely attuned to the game. He competes in 1-1 battles and doesn't give in at all. He's not punishing but he's physical and assertive. His passing is good and he gets the puck to the right areas and he does it quickly. There is no lingering in his play. Offensively he gained tremendous confidence in the latter part of the season and it became a significant weapon for him and his team. Jumping into the attack and being assertive was a testament to his becoming increasingly confident in his abilities and expanding his game. He is a player who can continue to develop and he shows the desire and determination to do exactly that."
—Craig Button

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