|Born:||Jan 2, 1972||Draft:||1992 Rangers, 48th Overall|
|Known For:||World Championship Gold Medal||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||Sweden||Current Status:||Retired|
Mattias Norstrom (January 2, 1972) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Dallas Stars during the 2007-2008 season. Drafted 48th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, Norstrom saw glimpses of NHL action with the Rangers in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 season but was never able to maintain a full-time job with the team. The following season, he appeared in 25 games with the Rangers before he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal involving seven players in total. In LA, he would became a well-known figure in the league, sticking around with the Kings for eleven seasons and helping them reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in four of those years. He became an alternate captain for the 1998-99 season and served in that role for two seasons before his promotion to captain in the 2000-01 season. His run lasted for six seasons, ultimately ending in the 2006-07 season when he was traded to the Stars.
After suffering a first-round series loss, Norstrom returned for one more season in Dallas, appearing in 66 games and registering 13 points. He supported the team to a Western Conference Final, but fell short in a six-game series loss to the Detroit Red Wings. It was the closest Norstrom would get to winning the Stanley Cup, ultimately choosing to retire at the end of the post-season run. In 14 seasons with the Rangers, Stars, and Kings, he finished with 903 games played, 164 points, and 661 penalty minutes. Internationally, he represented Sweden in two Olympic Games (1998, 2002), two World Cup of Hockey tournaments (1996, 2004), six Ice Hockey World Championships (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005), and one IIHF World Junior Championship (1992), winning one gold medal and two silver medals.
Mattias Norstrom Statistics
- What Became of These Former Dallas Stars?
- Captains of the Los Angeles Kings, Part 3: 1990’s to Present
- Team Sweden, Olympic Games (Assistant Coach) 2010
- AIK, SHL (Senior Advisor) 2013-2014
- AIK, SHL (Assistant Coach) 2013-2014
- U20 WJC Silver Medal (1992)
- AHL All-Star Game (1995)
- 2x World Championship Silver Medal (1997, 2003)
- World Championship Gold Medal (1998)
- NHL All-Star Game (2004)