Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mattias Ohlund
Mattias Ohlund was one of the bright young talents on the improved Vancouver Canucks when he entered the NHL in the late 1990s. A talented young defenceman, Ohlund overcame a serious eye injury early in his career to become one top defenders in the NHL.

The native of Pitea, Sweden played two years with his hometown club and was noticed by a host of scouts. His size, mobility, and unteachable instincts had many NHL teams drooling. Ohlund represented Sweden at three consecutive World Junior Championships beginning in 1994.

The young phenom was drafted 13th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 1994 then enjoyed three excellent seasons with the Lulea Club of Sweden. After helping his country win the silver medal at the World Championships in 1997, he was unable to come to terms with the Canucks. He signed an offer sheet with the Toronto Maple Leafs but Vancouver matched it and had Ohlund in the line up on opening night.

Ohlund scored 30 points and had a plus/minus score of +3 on a disappointing Vancouver squad. He also served as an alternate captain for the club and participated on the Swedish Olympic team at the Nagano Games in 1998. The next year Ohlund established a career high in points with 35, however, the Canucks struggled and failed to make the playoffs. Once his NHL season came to a close, Ohlund joined Team Sweden at the 1998 World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Pitea HC Sweden-2 22 0 6 6 16
1993-94 Pitea HC Sweden-2 28 7 10 17 66
1993-94 Sweden WJC-A 7 0 2 2 2
1993-94 Sweden EJC-A 5 0 6 6 8
1994-95 Lulea HF Sweden 34 6 10 16 34 9 4 0 4 16
1994-95 Sweden WJC-A 7 1 0 1 4
1995-96 Lulea HF Sweden 38 4 10 14 26 13 1 3 4 47
1995-96 Sweden WJC-A 7 0 5 5 32
1996-97 Lulea HF Sweden 47 7 9 16 38 10 1 2 3 8
1996-97 Lulea HF EuroHL 6 0 3 3 0
1996-97 Sweden WC-A 11 2 1 3 12
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 7 23 30 76 +3
1997-98 Sweden Olympics 4 0 1 1 4
1997-98 Sweden WC-A 10 2 1 3 8
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 74 9 26 35 83 -19
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 42 4 16 20 24 +6
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 65 8 20 28 46 -16 4 1 3 4 6
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 2 3 5 12 +1
2001-02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 81 10 26 36 56 +16 6 1 1 2 6
2001-02 Sweden Olympics 4 0 2 2 2 +1
2002-03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 59 2 27 29 42 +1 13 3 4 7 12
2003-04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 14 20 34 73 +14 7 1 4 5 13
2004-05 Sweden W-Cup 4 1 0 1 0 -3
2004-05 Lulea HF Sweden 2 1 0 1 4
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 13 20 33 92 -6
2005-06 Sweden Olympics 6 0 2 2 2 +2
2006-07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 11 20 31 80 -3 12 2 5 7 12
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 53 9 15 24 79 -1
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 6 19 25 105 +14 10 1 2 3 6
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 67 0 13 13 59 -8
2009-10 Sweden Olympics 4 1 0 1 2 +4
2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 72 0 5 5 70 -7 18 1 2 3 8
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL
NHL Totals 909 93 250 343 885 70 10 21 31 63


WJC-A All-Star Team (1996)
Best Defenseman - WJC-A (1996)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), December 21, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2009. Missed 2011-12 and 2012-13 due to knee surgery.