2008-09: His senior year at Holy Angels he led the Stars with 76 points (25 goals, 51 assists) in 27 games. His 76 points also led all Minnesota state Class AA players. He led the entire of state of Minnesota with a plus-49 as well.
Mattson was named a finalist for the Mr. Hockey award as the state’s top player and earned first team selections to the AP All-State team as well as the Star-Tribune’s All-Metro team.
Mattson’s greatest accomplishment this season may have been in breaking the school’s career points record of 213 previously held by current Minnesota Golden Gopher Jay Barriball (STL).
HF’s pre-draft feature on Mattson. http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/11166/2009_prospects_danny_mattson/
Holy Angels coach Greg Trebil: "Danny’s developed physically so well. He’s really a strong kid and he uses that well. And when you put that together with the fact that he’s just got amazing hands as well as view of the ice, he’s just second to nobody that I’ve ever coached before. And the type of elected leadership that Danny provided really helped us to become a much better team than maybe we even had the potential to be."
Will attend the University of North Dakota in 2010.