Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mattias Weinhandl
Mattias Weinhandl was born June 1, 1980 in Ljungby, Sweden. The third round, 78th overall selection of the New York Islanders in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Weinhandl came to North America in 2002-03 after three successful seasons in the Swedish Elite League with Modo.

During the 2001-02 season with Modo, the shifty forward was one of the top point producers, tallying 18 goals and 34 points. Weinhandl's goal output was 7th in the Swedish Elite League and over the course of three seasons with Modo, he scored 49 goals and 90 points in 130 games. After honing his skills in Sweden, Weinhandl made his North American debut in 2002-03, splitting his season between the Islanders and their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport Sound.

In 2003-04, Weinhandl continued to hone his skills in the AHL, yet was rewarded with increased ice-time with the Islanders. Following a lock-out year in 2004-05, the former third rounder rejoined the Islanders in 2005-06 before being claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Wild in the later stages of the season.

On the international stage, Weinhandl represented his homeland at the 1999 World Junior Championship and is a two-time member of Sweden's World Championship team (2002 and 2005).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 IF Troja-Ljungby Jr. Swe-Jr. 28 38 40 78
1996-97 IF Troja-Ljungby Jr. Swe-Jr. 48 61 69 130 46
1997-98 IF Troja-Ljungby Sweden-2 28 3 2 5 2 5 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Sweden EJC-A 6 2 1 3 4
1998-99 IF Troja-Ljungby Sweden-2 38 20 20 40 30 5 4 3 7 4
1998-99 Sweden WJC-A 6 0 3 3 2
1999-00 MIF Redhawks Malmo Jr. Swe-Jr. 1 2 2 4 2
1999-00 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 32 15 9 24 6 13 5 3 8 8
2000-01 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 48 16 16 32 14 6 1 3 4 6
2001-02 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 50 18 16 34 10 14 4 11 15 4
2001-02 Sweden WC-A 9 3 4 7 4 +3
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 47 6 17 23 10 -2
2002-03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 23 9 12 21 14 +2
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 55 8 12 20 26 +9 5 0 0 0 2
2003-04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 10 3 6 9 10 +7
2004-05 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 50 26 20 46 18 6 0 0 0 4
2004-05 Sweden WC-A 8 0 1 1 0 -5
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 53 2 4 6 14 -4
2005-06 Minnesota Wild NHL 15 2 3 5 10 0
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 12 1 1 2 10 -2
2006-07 Houston Aeros AHL 48 18 27 45 20 -15
2007-08 Linkopings HC Sweden 54 35 27 62 69 16 7 10 17 8
2007-08 Sweden WC-A 9 5 8 13 2 +9
2008-09 Dynamo Moscow KHL 41 16 17 33 28 12 6 10 16 4
2008-09 Sweden WC-A 9 5 7 12 8 +1
2009-10 Dynamo Moscow KHL 56 26 34 60 36 4 1 0 1 2
2009-10 Sweden Olympics 4 0 2 2 2 +2
2009-10 Sweden WC-A 2 3 0 3 0 +3
2010-11 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 54 21 29 50 42 11 5 4 9 16
2011-12 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 45 13 23 36 30 13 2 2 4 14
2012-13 Linkopings HC Sweden 30 9 7 16 14 8 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 182 19 37 56 70 5 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), September 18, 2004. Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from NY Islanders, March 4, 2006.
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