Christer Olsson

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Christer Olsson
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Born (1970-07-24) July 24, 1970 (age 44)
Arboga, SWE
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 275th overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1992–2005

Christer Olsson (born July 24, 1970) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player and the current head coach of HC TWK Innsbruck in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Olsson played briefly in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators. He played Defense and shot left-handed.

Playing career[edit]

Olsson was drafted by the Blues in the 11th round, 275th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He played in Sweden for 2 years before splitting the 1995–1996 season with the Worcester Ice Cats of the AHL and making his debut with the Blues. The following season he was part of an infamous and extremely lopsided trade when he was traded by the Blues to the Ottawa Senators for Pavol Demitra. Demitra eventually became a scoring powerhouse with the Blues for a number of years while Olsson decided to go back to Sweden to play hockey after his short stint with the Senators that year.

Olsson played 7 more years in Sweden and one in Austria before retiring after the 2004–2005 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Since his retirement after the 2004–2005 season, Olsson directly coached Leksands IF. He has mostly been coaching Leksand's representation team, but he has also coached Leksand's under-20 team in two seasons. On April 20, 2011, Olsson was named the head coach of Leksand's representation team in the HockeyAllsvenskan.[1] Olsson was sacked as Leksands IF coach in 2011 and then joined EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League. He coached parts of two seasons with KAC before he was fired and then named coach of rival EBEL club, HC TWK Innsbruck.

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1992-93  Brynas IF Gavle             SEL    22    4    4    8   18  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Brynas IF Gavle             SEL    38    7    3   10   50  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Brynas IF Gavle             SEL    39    6    5   11   18  14   1   3   4   6
1995-96  St. Louis Blues             NHL    26    2    8   10   14   3   0   0   0   0
1995-96  Worcester IceCats           AHL    39    7    7   14   22  --  --  --  --  --
1996-97  St. Louis Blues             NHL     5    0    1    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
1996-97  Ottawa Senators             NHL    25    2    3    5   10  --  --  --  --  --
1996-97  Worcester IceCats           AHL     2    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1997-98  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    45   13    8   21   54  --  --  --  --  --
1998-99  Vastra Frolunda HC Gotebo   SEL    47    5   11   16   48   4   0   1   1   4
1999-00  Klagenfurt AC               Aust   34    7   11   18   63  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Brynas IF Gavle             SEL    46    9    7   16   28   4   0   0   0  12
2001-02  Brynas IF Gavle             SEL    50    5   16   21   65   4   0   0   0   2
2002-03  Leksands IF                 SEL    48   10   10   20   44   3   1   0   1   6
2003-04  Leksands IF                 SEL    50    7    8   15   54  --  --  --  --  --
2004-05  Leksands IF                 Swe-1   3    0    1    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                         56    4   12   16   24   3   0   0   0   0

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Efter fiaskot: Ny tränare till Leksand" (in Swedish). Expressen. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-22.