Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dick Mattiussi
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1955-56 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 10 7 17 68 8 0 2 2 11
1956-57 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 52 12 18 30 80 4 0 0 0 19
1957-58 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 51 9 15 24 98 9 0 6 6 26
1958-59 Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen OHA-Sr. 51 6 21 27 89 11 1 4 5 21
1959-60 Rochester Americans AHL 72 2 20 22 76 12 0 0 0 14
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 61 3 23 26 141
1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 65 9 19 28 164
1962-63 Cleveland Barons AHL 70 6 28 34 124 4 2 2 4 6
1963-64 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 6 17 23 110 9 1 5 6 20
1964-65 Cleveland Barons AHL 67 8 18 26 98
1965-66 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 8 35 43 138 12 0 5 5 10
1966-67 Cleveland Barons AHL 71 10 44 54 78 5 1 2 3 2
1967-68 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 32 0 2 2 18 -9
1967-68 Baltimore Clippers AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 0 2 2 14 -2
1968-69 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 8 0 2 2 8
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 24 1 9 10 16 +3 7 0 1 1 6
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 65 4 10 14 38 -21 1 0 0 0 0
1970-71 California Seals NHL 67 3 8 11 38 -34
1971-72 Baltimore Clippers AHL 67 3 8 11 103 18 0 0 0 10
1972-73 Providence Reds AHL 23 2 6 8 30
1973-74 Rochester Americans AHL 76 12 26 38 84 5 0 2 2 8
1974-75 Rochester Americans AHL
1975-76 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 200 8 31 39 124 8 0 1 1 6


Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Toronto (Rochester-AHL) with Jim Wilcox, Bill White, Roger Cote and the loan of Wally Boyer for Kent Douglas, June 7, 1962. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Springfield (AHL) for Wayne Larkin and Murray Davison, October 16, 1962. Traded to Pittsburgh by Cleveland (AHL) for cash, August 11, 1966. Loaned to Cleveland (AHL) by Pittsburgh for the 1966-67 season for cash, October, 1966. Traded to Oakland by Pittsburgh with Earl Ingarfield and Gene Ubriaco for Bryan Watson, George Swarbrick and Tracy Pratt, January 30, 1969. Selected by Dayton (Houston) in WHA General Player Draft.