Mattias Modig‘s father and uncle both had long careers in their native Sweden. His father was also a goalie.
2006-07: Modig enjoyed an outstanding rookie season with Lulea HF in the Swedish Elite League. Splitting time with veteran Tero Leinonen, Modig played in 32 games and was one of the top goaltenders in the league with a GAA of 2.53 and a save percentage of .915. He has spent considerable time in with Lulea’s junior team. He has also seen time playing for Team Sweden at various levels of international competition. Drafted as a 20-year-old, Modig participated in the Ducks prospect conditioning camp earlier this month.
2008-09: Modig is in his third year in the SEL, putting up the best numbers ever for his hometown Lulea team. In 37 games, he’s posted a 2.13 GAA and .926 save percentage.
2009-10: In 34 games with Lulea HF, Modig posted a 2.49 GAA and .899 save percentage in 34 starts. In May he was traded from the Anaheim Ducks to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he promptly signed a two-year entry-level deal.
2010-11: Modig struggled in his first season in North America before suffering a season-ending "lower body" injury in mid-January. Modig started nine games for Wheeling as a backup to ECHL All-Star Patrick Killeen (PIT) and was 3-6 with a .891 save percentage and 3.27 GAA.
An average-sized goalie at 6'1, he reads the play well and is calm in net.
Modig is rumored to be contemplating retirement after mounting knee injuries.