Left-winger Dick Mattiussi played 200 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Oakland/California Seals in the 60s and 70s. He was a hard-nosed grinder in the corners who spent a significant portion of his career in the AHL.
Born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario Mattiussi played junior hockey with the St. Michael's Majors. Afte spending the 1958-59 season with the senior Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen, he joined the AHL's Rochester Americans the next year. Mattiussi spent eight consecutive years in the league before the Penguins acquired him as they mobilized for their inaugural NHL season.
Mattiussi was a solid checker for a year-and-a-half on the Pens before he was shipped to Oakland as part of a multi-player deal in January, 1969. During his 2 1/2 years on the west coast, the rugged veteran checked diligently and forechecked to create scoring chances on the weak Seals. His best year was 1969-70 when he recorded 14 points and killed penalties while playing on defence most of the year. Mattiussi spent four years in the AHL and helped the Baltimore Clippers reach the Calder Cup final in 1972 before retiring in 1976.