Olli Maatta
D PIT
2 months ago

Maatta played all 82 games of the regular season and matched his career high in points (29).

EDGE Analysis

In addition to his point tally, Maatta set career highs for shots (164), power-play points (eight) and hits (131). Physicality had previously been one aspect missing from the Finn's game, but it appears he decided to take a different approach this season. The defenseman added a mere two helpers in his 12 postseason appearances, despite averaging 19:48 of ice time (including 1:23 with the man advantage). Looking head, 30 points is likely the ceiling for Maata, but he should be able to consistently push for that threshold.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
3 months ago

Maatta snagged a helper in Sunday's 8-5 defeat of the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Maatta fired a shot from the point that was tipped in by Jake Guentzel to tie the game up at four goals apiece. The 23-year-old defender has a pair of points in six postseason contests. The Finn is bogged down in a 23-game goal drought -- dating back to March 1 -- which is an indication of the fact he is known more for his defensive prowess than his scoring touch.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
3 months ago

Maatta added an assist to the Game 4 win over the Flyers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was the first point of the conference quarterfinals for Maatta, who is averaging 1:42 of ice time on the power play. He may not come to mind as a viable fantasy option in playoff pools, but the Finn will surprise offensively every so often.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
4 months ago

Maatta picked up the secondary assist on Derick Brassard's game-winning goal against the Canadiens on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Maatta saw a significant drop in ice time Wednesday, as he logged just 16:37 -- over two minutes below his season average. With the Pens relying heavily on their No. 1 power-play unit, the defenseman has averaged a mere 25 seconds of ice time with the man advantage over his last three outings. Down the stretch, the Finn should be closer to 20 minutes per game, especially in the playoffs where Pittsburgh will try to keep their blueliner's as rested as possible.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
4 months ago

Maatta scored twice in Thursday's 8-4 loss to Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Maatta's up to seven goals on the season. Four of those have come in the past six games following a 25-game drought.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
5 months ago

Maatta had an assist during a 5-2 victory over Columbus on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Maatta now has points in each of his last three games, which is his best streak since October, when he bagged assists in six straight contests. The Fin also has been filling in the statsheet by other means lately too, as throughout his last 10 games he's thrown 16 shots on goal and logged 23 hits. The fact that Maatta skates on the second power-play unit, and is only averaging 1:08 of time on the man advantage since the New Year certainly won't make it easier for the 23-year-old to keep up his recent streak, but with 21 points (four goals, 17 assists) in 60 games, he needs just nine more tallies to set a new career high.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
6 months ago

Maatta failed to register a point against the Hurricanes on Tuesday, but did tally four shots and five hits.

EDGE Analysis

Despite a 16-game goal drought, Maatta is continuing to put pucks to the net, as he registered 32 shots during this stretch. In addition, the defenseman is finding other ways to contribute, including four assists (two on the power play), 31 hits and 17 blocks.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
6 months ago

Maatta recorded a power-play assist during Sunday's 4-1 loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

With Kris Letang and Justin Schultz both on injured reserve with lower-body injuries, Maatta quarterbacked the No. 1 power-play unit again Sunday. His fantasy value receives a notable boost with Letang and Schultz out, but both have been practicing, so Maatta's relevancy outside of deeper settings is likely fleeting.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
7 months ago

Maatta scored a goal on three shots and added 2 blocked shots in Saturday's win against the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

The 23-year-old defenseman now has 14 points on the year, with all three of his goals coming at even-strength. Maatta is on pace for career-highs in points, assists, shots, and power play time, making him usable in most fantasy leagues as well as daily formats.

Olli Maatta
D PIT
8 months ago

Maatta was not at practice Monday as he continues to fight off the bug that nearly sidelined him Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Maatta was able to play through his illness in order to suit up against the Blackhawks on Saturday -- logging 18:10 of ice time -- fantasy owners shouldn't have to worry about his availability against the Canucks on Wednesday. The defenseman has notched assists in two of his previous three outings, which brought to an end a five-game pointless streak.