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Mattias Ritola
Mattias Ritola
Number: 42
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 192
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 14, 1987
Birthplace: Borlange, Sweden
Drafted: DET / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (103rd overall)
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.

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