Mattias Janmark
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Mattias Janmark

Hometown:

Danderyd Sweden

Team:

Dallas Stars

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-12-08

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Detroit, 2015

Weight:

189 lbs.

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History

2009-10: Mattias Janmark played his first full season with AIK in Stockholm in Sweden’s top division after joining the club mid-season from the lower division club SDE HF the previous year. He played for AIK’s U20 and U18 teams – appearing in 17 games, including four playoff games, with the U20 team and playing in 34 U18 contests (including one playoff game). Janmark scored 4 goals with 8 assists in U20 play and had 13 goals with 22 assists for AIK’s U18 team.

2010-11: Janmark skated for AIK Stockholm’s U20 team, playing in 40 Super Elit league games. He scored 11 goals with 17 assists and was +9 with 34 penalty minutes. AIK finished sixth in the Super Elit league’s North Division.

2011-12: Janmark made his pro debut in Sweden’s Elitserien, appearing in 18 games for AIK Stockholm, and was the team captain for the club’s U20 team. He had no points and was -4 with 2 penalty minutes in limited ice time in Elitserien play. He also appeared in three playoff games with AIK with no points or penalties. In 40 games for the club’s U20 team he was the team’s leading scorer with 23 goals and 38 assists and was +20 with 61 penalty minutes. AIK finished fourth in the U20 standings but lost to Farjestads in a first round playoff series. Janmark was +1 with no points and 4 penalty minutes in three playoff games. In his second year of draft eligibility, he was ranked 98th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings but was not selected in the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Janmark had an impressive first full season in Sweden’s Elitserien, finishing as AIK’s second-leading scorer behind former Yale star Broc Little. In 55 games he scored 14 goals with 17 assists and was -4 with 32 penalty minutes. AIK missed the Elitserien playoffs, finishing six points behind eighth-place Brynas for the final spot. Janmark, in his third year of draft eligibility, was not listed among the 130 European skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings but was selected by Detroit in the third round (79th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Janmark made his debut in North American pro hockey — joining Detroit AHL affiliate Grand Rapids in April — following his SHL season with AIK in Sweden. He was +1 with no points and two penalties in two regular season games with the Griffins and was -1 with 1 assist and no penalties in six Calder Cup playoff games. Janmark played 45 regular season games for AIK in his second full SHL season, scoring 18 goals with 12 assists while finishing -6 with 56 penalty minutes. AIK finished last in the 12-team league. 

2014-15: Janmark moved from AIK to Frolunda with AIK relegated to Allsvenskan. In 55 regular season SHL games he scored 13 goals with 23 assists and was +9 with 30 penalty minutes. Frolunda finished second for the second straight season, falling to eventual champion Vaxjo in the playoff semifinals. Janmark scored 4 goals with 3 assists and had an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes, averaging 18:41 minutes of ice time in seven playoff games. The Dallas Stars acquired the rights to Janmark from Detroit in March 2015along with Mattias Backman and a second round pick in exchange for Erik Cole and a draft pick in March 2015. He played one playoff game with Stars’ AHL affiliate Texas, finishing with an even plus/minus and no points nor penalties.

 

Talent Analysis

Janmark has both offensive upside and defensive intelligence. Not a physical player, but a skilled forechecker who can translate that into scoring opportunities, he is adept at both scoring and distributing the puck.

Future

Janmark made the Dallas Stars out of training camp in 2015-16, going directly from the SHL to the National Hockey League. Seeing full-time minutes as the team's second or third line center, he has averaged over 14 minutes of ice time and is among the team leaders in plus/minus while chipping in offensively. Janmark has been a welcome addition to the Dallas lineup and his offensive output could improve as he becomes more familiar with things at the NHL level.

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