Calgary Flames Draft: Adam Ollas Mattsson Selected 175th

Calgary uses their sixth round pick to select Adam Ollas Mattsson.

Adam Ollas Mattsson is a 6'4", 216 lb. defenseman from Stockholm, Sweden. Born on July 30th, 1996, he spent part of last season with Djurgardens IF Stockholm. Sidelined for most of the year with an injury, he assisted on two goals in six contests. He also went plus-4 in four contests in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament back in August.

Hockey's Future has a good bio:

Mattsson is a very tall defender with good weight and some real snarl. Has experience with men and has shown himself to be even more adept playing against older players than boys his age. Seeks physical play in solving problems and handling defensive situations in his zone. Loves to give it to smaller forwards who challenge him and think they can slip by taking the low route. Puts his long reach to good use, constantly bothering opposition attackers. Positioning is usually sound and he shows no hesitation in blocking shots. Mattsson has a decent first pass and has shown an aptitude for blueline play, although the offensive game doesn’t yet appear to be the strength of his game. Is good at keeping pucks in the offensive zone as well as generally blocking passes.

Full Bio at Hockey's Future.

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