Olli Maatta – Pittsburgh Penguins own Olli Maatta shocked the hockey world when he made the Team Finland roster in 2014. The smooth skating defenseman was only 19 years old at the time. He would go on to further shock the world when he recorded five points in six games at the tourney, helping Finland capture a bronze medal.
This breakout performance coincided with Maatta’s rookie season as a Penguin, a campaign that saw him post career highs in goals and points.
Fast forward to four years later, Maatta has grown as a player. While his production hasn’t spiked like fans had hoped, he is generally a dependable blue liner. His hockey IQ is his greatest asset, and it would earn him a spot on Finland’s roster today.