Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Nick Mattson
NickMattson
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 189
BIRTHDATE: 10/25/1991
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Salem, OR, USA
DRAFTED: CHI: 2010-180 overall

2011-12: Tallied 19 points (6G, 13A) in his freshman season at the University of North Dakota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association … Matched a career high and paced team blueliners with six markers in 42 contests with the Fighting Sioux … Finished with a +4 plus/minus rating and was one of 10 Fighting Sioux to play in all 42 tilts … Registered 11 power play points (2G, 9A), while his two power-play tallies shared the lead among North Dakota defensemen.

2010-11: Named the United States Hockey League Defenseman of the Year, pacing all USHL blueliners with a +33 rating and ranking second in assists (30) and points (36) … Registered career highs in goals (6), assists (30) and points (36) in 57 regular-season games with the Indiana Ice … Tallied two assists in five postseason games with the club.

2009-10: Recorded five goals and 19 points in 51 regular-season contests for Indiana in his first season in the USHL … Posted two assists and a +3 rating in five postseason appearances with the Ice … Represented Indiana in the USHL All-Star Game.

2008-09: Registered six points (G, 5A) and a +3 rating in 16 games with the North American Hockey League’s U-18 U.S. National Team … Posted 17 points (3G, 14A) in 47 games with the United States National Team Development Program.

2007-08: Tallied 11 points (G, 10A) and 16 PIM in 43 games with the NAHL’s U.S. U-18 National Team … Skated in three NAHL postseason games … Posted nine assists in 19 games with the USNTDP’s U-17 squad.

International Career

Registered two points (G, A) in four games with Team USA at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge … Won a gold medal and recorded three points (G, 2A) in seven games with Team USA at the U-18 World Junior Championship … Tallied five assists in six games with Team USA at the U-17 World Hockey Challenge.