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Mattias Norlinder

Born:Apr 12, 2000Draft: 2019 Canadiens, 64th Overall
Hometown:Kramfors, SwedenPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:Defense (Laval Rocket)

Mattias Norlinder (born April 12, 2000) is a Swedish ice hockey player, currently under contract with the Montreal Canadiens. After four years with Sweden’s MODO Hockey program, he moved on to Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), where he completed two seasons and finished with a combined 12 points in 58 games. Norlinder was selected 64th overall by the Canadiens in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Mattias Norlinder, Montreal Canadiens
Mattias Norlinder, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Norlinder was an exceptional defenseman at the Swedish level, capturing a gold and silver medal in the J18 Elit league with MODO Hockey, before capturing a J20 SuperElit gold medal as the tournament MVP. He made his North American debut during the 2021-22 season, play six games with the Laval Rocket and six more with the Canadiens. He registered an assist on November 27, 2021, in a 6-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Norlinder is expected to start the 2022-23 season with the Rocket.

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  • TV-Pucken Gold Medal (2016)
  • J18 SM Gold Medal (2017)
  • J18 SM Silver Medal (2018)
  • J20 Nationell Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (2) (2019)
  • J20 SuperElit Playoffs MVP (2019)
  • J20 SM Gold Medal (2019)
  • HockeyAllsvenskan Best Junior (Guldgallret) (2020)
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2020)