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Matti Hagman
Matti Hagman.jpg
Born September 21, 1955,
Helsinki, Finland
Died October 11, 2016 (aged 61),
Espoo, Finland
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Pro clubs SM-liiga
HIFK
Reipas
NHL
Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers
WHA
Quebec Nordiques
Bundesliga
Landshut Cannibals
Ntl. team Flag of Finland Finland
NHL Draft 104th overall, 1975
Boston Bruins
WHA Draft 43rd overall, 1975
New England Whalers
Playing career 1972–1992

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Matti Risto Tapio "Hakki" Hagman (21 September 1955 – 11 October 2016) was a Finnish ice hockey professional.[1] Hagman was the first Finnish-born and Finnish-trained player to play an NHL game and the first to play in a Stanley Cup final. The first Finnish-born player in NHL was Pentti Lund, who never played hockey in Finland, having moved to Canada at the age of six.

NHL & WHA careerEdit

Boston Bruins (1976–1977)Edit

Hagman played 237 NHL games over seven seasons. He debuted for the Boston Bruins on 7 October 1976 as they hosted the Minnesota North Stars. During his time in Boston, Hagman was coached by famous Canadian Head Coach Don Cherry. During his time with the Bruins, Hagman did not get much time on ice but he did score well. During his first NHL season, Matti Hagman scored 28 points in 75 games though being played on 3rd and 4th lines who do not have much offensive time on ice.

Quebec Nordiques (1977–1978)Edit

Hagman joined the WHA Quebec Nordiques in 1977 after they purchased him from Boston. Despite scoring 3 assists in his first Nordiqes game, Hagman returned to Finland in 1978 unhappy with playing abroad. He joined Helsinki IFK and went on to lead the Finnish league in points in 1979–80, 1982–83, 1983–84 and 1984–85. Hagman played 3 Canada Cups, as Finland finished sixth in each tournament (1976, 1981, and 1987). He also played on the fourth-place Finnish team in the 1976 Winter Olympics.

Edmonton Oilers (1980–1982)Edit

Hagman was more prominent a player on the Edmonton Oilers as they made the transition from WHA to NHL play. Though being originally a Center, Hagman played left wing on the line with all stars Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson during the 1980–81 campaign. Hagman moved from center to left wing because the Oilers had two top centers; Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. An injury in training camp the next year limited Hagman to just a few games and spelt the end to his NHL career.

After retirementEdit

Medal record
Representing Flag of Finland Finland
Men's ice hockey
European Junior Championships
Bronze 1974 Switzerland

Hagman was named Martigny (Switzerland) head coach in 2004. Hagman also has coached numerous Finnish Ice Hockey teams.

Personal lifeEdit

He was the father of NHLer Niklas Hagman of the Anaheim Ducks. Matti was also the brother-in-law of former indoor soccer star Kai Haaskivi.

Hagman's sister Riitta Salin won the European Championship (athletics) in 400 m in Rome in 1974.

Hagman died after a long illness in Espoo, Finland, on 11 October 2016.[2] He died in hospital after seeking treatment a few days earlier.[3][4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 HIFK SM-s 13 11 5 16 7
1973–74 HIFK Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 10 6 16 2
1973–74 HIFK SM-s 35 30 9 39 20
1974–75 HIFK SM-s 33 30 16 46 27
1975–76 HIFK SM-l 36 24 34 58 39 4 1 1 2 5
1976–77 Boston Bruins NHL 75 11 17 28 0 8 0 1 1 0
1977–78 Boston Bruins NHL 15 4 1 5 2
1977–78 Quebec Nordiques WHA 53 21 35 56 16
1978–79 HIFK SM-l 36 20 37 57 53 6 1 6 7 4
1979–80 HIFK SM-l 35 37 50 87 28 7 3 10 13 6
1980–81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 75 20 33 53 16 9 4 1 5 6
1981–82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 21 38 59 18 3 1 0 1 0
1982–83 HIFK SM-l 36 23 41 64 50 9 9 8 17 11
1983–84 HIFK SM-l 37 22 47 69 33 2 1 1 2 2
1984–85 HIFK SM-l 34 23 44 67 24
1985–86 EV Landshut 1.GBun 36 25 49 74 24 3 1 2 3 2
1986–87 HIFK SM-l 44 17 51 68 37 3 0 1 1 10
1987–88 HIFK SM-l 44 17 43 60 37 6 4 5 9 6
1988–89 HIFK SM-l 44 11 30 41 23 2 0 1 1 0
1989–90 Hockey-Reipas I-Div 44 18 47 65 4 4 2 3 5 0
1990–91 Hockey-Reipas SM-l 44 15 35 50 24
1991–92 HIFK SM-l 42 8 20 28 20 8 1 3 4 2
SM-s totals 81 71 30 101 54
SM-l totals 432 217 432 649 368 47 20 36 56 46
NHL totals 237 56 89 145 36 20 5 2 7 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1974 Finland EJC 5 10 2 12 0
1975 Finland WJC 5 3 2 5 9
1975 Finland WC 9 2 3 5 4
1976 Finland OLY 6 1 4 5 2
1976 Finland WC 10 4 7 11 14
1976 Finland CC 5 2 4 6 6
1978 Finland WC 5 1 2 3 8
1981 Finland CC 5 1 2 3 4
1983 Finland WC 10 2 5 7 4
1987 Finland CC 5 1 0 1 0
Junior totals 10 13 4 17 9
Senior totals 55 14 27 41 42

ReferencesEdit

  1. Matti Hagman's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  2. Jääkiekkolegenda Matti Hagman on kuollut (fi-FI) (12 October 2016). Retrieved on 13 October 2016.
  3. "Matti Hagman, first Finn to play in the NHL, dead at 61", 12 October 2016. Retrieved on 12 October 2016. 
  4. Matti Hagman dies at age 61 (12 October 2016). Retrieved on 13 October 2016.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Jukka Alkula
Winner of the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy
1973–74
Succeeded by
Markus Mattsson
Preceded by
Kari Makkonen
Winner of the Aarne Honkavaara trophy
1979–80
Succeeded by
Arto Javanainen
Preceded by
Veli-Pekka Ketola
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1979–80
Succeeded by
Reijo Leppänen
Preceded by
Reijo Leppänen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85
Succeeded by
Arto Javanainen
Preceded by
Heikki Riihiranta
Captain of HIFK
1983–85
Succeeded by
Pekka Rautakallio
Preceded by
Pekka Rautakallio
Captain of HIFK
1987–89
Succeeded by
Simo Saarinen


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