Mattias Modig

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Mattias Modig
Born(1987-04-01) April 1, 1987 (age 27)
Luleå, Sweden
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesRight
SEL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Luleå HF (SEL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
National team Sweden
NHL Draft121st overall, 2007
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career2006–present
 
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Mattias Modig
Born(1987-04-01) April 1, 1987 (age 27)
Luleå, Sweden
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesRight
SEL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Luleå HF (SEL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
National team Sweden
NHL Draft121st overall, 2007
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career2006–present

Mattias Modig (born April 1, 1987) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish top league Elitserien (SEL).

Career[edit]

Modig began his professional career in the Swedish Elitserien (SEL) with Luleå HF during the 2005–06 season. He appeared with Luleå in five seasons through 2010, playing in 126 games.

He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 121st overall in the fourth round.[1] In 2010, the Ducks traded Modig's rights to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a sixth round draft pick in the 2010 draft.

The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to terms with Mattias Modig to a two-year entry level contract after acquiring the goaltender from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2010 sixth-round draft pick.[2]

Modig spent the 2010–11 season with the Penguins' ECHL affiliate Wheeling Nailers. However, after only playing nine games, Modig received an injury to his knee, effectively ending the season.[3] He was slated to play for the Penguins' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the 2011–12 season, but the knee injury he had received in the 2010–11 season carried over to the entire 2011–12 season.

On June 14, 2012, Modig signed a two-year contract with the Växjö Lakers of the SEL.[4]

International play[edit]

Modig has played for Sweden's national U18 team in the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships, played five games for Sweden's U20 team between 2005–07, as well as three games for Sweden's national senior team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NHL.com – Players
  2. ^ Penguins Trade, Agree to Terms with G Mattias Modig to a Two-Year Entry Level Contract Pittsburgh Penguins
  3. ^ Ek, Mattias (2011-01-21). "Mattias Modig borta resten av säsongen". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  4. ^ Gustavsson, Jonas (2012-06-14). "Mattias Modig har skrivit på!" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 

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