Markus Mattsson

Markus Rainer Mattsson (born July 30, 1957) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. He was one of the first goaltenders in the NHL from Finland. He is also the goalie who ended Wayne Gretzky's 51-game point streak in 1983–84.

Markus Mattsson
Born (1957-07-30) July 30, 1957 (age 63)
Suoniemi, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for NHL
Winnipeg Jets
Minnesota North Stars
Los Angeles Kings
WHA
Quebec Nordiques
Winnipeg Jets
SM-liiga
Ilves
Tappara
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 87th overall, 1977
New York Islanders
WHA Draft 57th overall, 1977
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1973–1987

Markus has a son, Niklas, who played ice hockey for Ilves and Suomi-sarja-team HC Montreal Tampere.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1974–75 Ilves FIN 15 47 0 .905
1975–76 Ilves FIN 16 63 2 .895
1976–77 Ilves FIN 32 132 1 .893
1977–78 Tulsa Oilers CHL 2 1 1 0 92 6 0 3.91 .867
1977–78 Quebec Nordiques WHA 6 1 3 0 266 30 0 6.77 .819
1977–78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 10 4 5 0 511 30 0 3.52 .883
1978–79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 52 25 21 3 2990 181 0 3.63 .883
1979–80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 21 5 11 4 1196 65 2 3.26 .887
1979–80 Tulsa Oilers CHL 20 10 7 2 1196 56 2 2.81 .897
1980–81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 31 3 21 4 1699 128 1 4.52 .866
1980–81 Tulsa Oilers CHL 5 3 2 0 298 10 1 2.01 .925
1981–82 Tulsa Oilers CHL 50 26 23 0 2963 195 0 3.95 .864 1 0 1 60 7 0 7.00
1982–83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 2 1 1 0 100 6 1 3.60 .914
1982–83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 5 5 4 896 65 1 4.35 .857
1983–84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 7 8 2 1096 79 1 4.32 .851
1983–84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 31 16 10 1 1701 110 0 3.88 .885
1984–85 Tappara FIN 26 101 0 4.03 .885
1985–86 Tappara FIN 33 107 3.16 .905 8 17 1.38 .943
1986–87 Tappara FIN 33 19 11 3 1904 98 3 3.09 .890 9 7 2 539 27 1 3.00 .904
WHA totals 68 30 28 3 3767 241 0 3.84 .877
NHL totals 92 21 46 14 4988 343 6 4.13 .867

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1974 Finland EJC 3 180 9 0 3.00
1975 Finland WJC 5 1 3 1 300 14 0 2.80
1976 Finland EJC 4 240 16 0 4.00 .916
1976 Finland CC 2 1 1 0 80 14 0 11.00 .745
1981 Finland CC 2 0 2 0 120 15 0 7.50 .795
Senior totals 4 1 1 0 200 29 0 8.70

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Preceded by
Matti Hagman
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1974-75
Succeeded by
Kari Makkonen