Mattias Ritola
Mattias Ritola
Center
NUMBER: 42
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 192
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 03/14/1987
BIRTHPLACE: Borlange, SWE
DRAFTED: DET: 2005-103 overall

1st Appearance in Stanley Cup Final
Career Playoffs vs PIT
GP:0

2008 Playoffs
GP: 0

Round 4 vs PIT
Game 1 - DND
Game 2 - DND
Game 3 - DND
Game 4 - DND
Game 5 - DND

Round 3 vs DAL
GP: 0

Round 2 vs COL
GP: 0

Round 1 vs NSH
GP: 0

2007-08 Regular Season:
DRW - 2 GP, 0-1--1, even
Grand Raipds - 72 GP, 7-15--22, +10, 62 PIM


Note Worthy
-Recalled to Detroit 4/12.
-Notched an assist in his first NHL game 3/16 at CBJ.
-Celebrated his 21st birthday 3/14 and was called up to Detroit 3/15 to appear in his first NHL game -- 4:29 and even vs NSH.

Year Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM
2005-06 Leksands IF SEL 30 0 3 3 10
2006-07 Arboga IFK Swe-1 3 1 0 1 2
2006-07 Leksands IF Swe-1 23 1 4 5 4
Mattias Ritola was born March 14, 1987 in Borlange, Sweden. The fourth round, 103rd overall selection of the 2005 NHL draft, Ritola honed his skills in his homeland with Leksands IF, IFK Arboga IK and Borlange HF.

An industrious forward, Ritola made his North American debut with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. That season, Ritola registered 22 points and was called up by the Detroit Red Wings on March 15, 2008 to appear in his first NHL game.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame