|Assets:||Has size, skating ability, a blast from the blueline and intelligence. Is capable of shutting down the very best forwards in the NHL. Also provides leadership and is a great open-ice hitter.|
|Flaws:||Rarely plays at 100 per-cent health, due to his warrior mentality, which can at times hinder his performance. In fact, his career is in flux to the injury. Is an inconsistent offensive performer.|
|Career Potential:||Fragile veteran shutdown defenseman.|
|Olympic||Olympic Gold Medal||2006 (Sweden)|
|10/06/2014||Left knee surgery, injured reserve.|
|4/22/2014||Missed all 82 regular season and all 4 playoff games (left knee surgery).|
|10/01/2013||Left knee surgery, injured reserve.|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 48 regular season games (knee injury).|
|1/17/2013||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|4/07/2012||Missed all 82 games of the regular season (right knee inflammation).|
|10/04/2011||Right knee inflammation, injured reserve.|
|3/02/2011||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|2/25/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/27/2010||Missed 8 games (knee injury).|
|10/04/2010||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/27/2010||Missed 8 games (undisclosed).|
|11/30/2009||Missed 7 games (lower body injury).|
|11/16/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning to a seven-year contract.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 11 games of the regular season (left knee surgery).|
|3/13/2008||Left knee surgery, day-to-day.|
|3/08/2008||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|3/05/2008||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/07/2008||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|2/05/2008||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|1/19/2008||Missed 19 games (back spasms).|
|12/23/2007||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|11/18/2007||Suspended by the NHL for 4 games.|
|4/05/2007||Missed 5 games (elbow injury).|
|3/25/2007||Elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|3/09/2006||Missed 4 games (broken rib).|
|2/23/2006||Broken rib, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/24/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a four-year contract.|
|12/21/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Lulea HF of the Elitserien Hockey League (Sweden).|
|4/12/2003||Missed the last 18 games of the regular season and Game One of Round One against the St. Louis Blues.|
|2/28/2003||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/27/2003||Left knee injury, left Thursday's game.|
|12/28/2002||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|12/26/2002||Missed 5 games (sprained left knee).|
|12/16/2002||Sprained left knee, day-to-day.|
|10/09/2001||Missed 1 game (sick).|
|10/05/2001||Signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a three-year contract extension.|
|11/28/2000||Missed 17 games (eye surgery).|
|10/21/2000||Eye surgery, early December.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|6/28/1994||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round (13th overall) in 1994.|
Lightning move Mattias Ohlund to LTIR | 10/02/2013 8:23 AM
NewsMattias Ohlund (knees) has been placed on Tampa Bay's long-term injured reserve list.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe carries a salary cap hit of $3.607 million and is signed for the next three seasons, but there has been plenty of talk that his career might be over. Ohlund, who had surgery on both of his knees, hasn't played since May 27, 2011.
Mattias Ohlund still pondering retirement | 09/02/2013 10:53 AM
NewsAccording to Swedish newspaper Norrbottens-Kuriren, Mattias Ohlund is considering calling it a career.
ImpactHe said there is "no need to make any final decision" yet, but he hasn't played in two seasons and he may have to " ... realize that the conditions to play again becomes less and less." Ohlund hasn't played since May 27, 2011 due to injured knees.
Mattias Ohlund likely to cost Bolts some cash | 06/04/2013 10:09 AM
NewsTampa Bay would still be on the hook for a $1.357 million cap hit through Mattias Ohlund's contract 2015-16 finish if he chose to retire this summer.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactAccording to capgeek.com, Ohlund's deal provided the Lightning with $4.071 million in "cap relief," which is the amount during the years he played in which his salary was greater than his cap hit. He admitted that his chances of "playing again are very minor" and he hasn't played since 2011. Ohlund cannot be bought out by Tampa because of his injured knees.
Ohlund on future: It'll be figured out soon | 04/08/2013 10:41 AM
NewsMattias Ohlund (knee) still isn't close to being able to resume his NHL career.
ImpactOhlund hasn't played in an NHL game since May 27, 2011. He's signed through 2015-16, but at this point retirement seems likely for the 36-year-old. "I've thought about (the next step) quite a bit, but it clearly involves more people than me," Ohlund said. "I've spoke to Steve (Yzerman) quite a bit about what the end result will be. For a long period of time I've been trying to get better and better, but clearly the longer you don't play, the likelihood of playing again gets smaller and smaller each day, especially at my age. I don't know long term what my situation will be, but I'm sure it will be figured out shortly."
Mattias Ohlund wonders if his career is over | 01/14/2013 3:26 PM
NewsMattias Ohlund hasn't laced up his skates since November 2011 because of his surgically-repaired knees and his career may be over.
St. Petersburg Times
ImpactHe said he is "not close to working out or even skating" and his recovery has not gone the way he hoped or expected. "Clearly I have to be realistic. I haven't played for a year and a half," he said. "Nobody has told me it's impossible to ever play again but, clearly, the longer it goes the chances of that are getting tougher and tougher. ... Clearly, you have to be realistic that the chances are not great." Ohlund is still owed $11.75 million on his contract that runs through 2015-16 and since he is injured he doesn't qualify to be bought out by the team. He's expected to talk with GM Steve Yzerman at some point this season about his future.
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Van)|
|Penalty Minutes||105||2008-09 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2005-06 (Van)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||5 times-last: 2005-06 (Van)|
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