March 5, 1985 |
Burnaby, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
|NHL Draft||36th overall, 2004
New York Rangers
Darin Olver (born March 5, 1985 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canada-born German professional ice hockey left winger. He currently plays for the Eisbären Berlin of the DEL. He comes from a hockey family. His father, John, played in college and coached many teams in Canada and the United States, including 2 years as an assistant coach for Northern Michigan while Darin played there. Also his brother, Mark, is currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche.
Olver played college hockey at Northern Michigan University and was a second round, 36th overall, NHL draft pick of the New York Rangers. Upon graduating from his collegiate career, Olver joined the Rangers American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on an amateur try-out to end the 2006–07 season.
Without an offer from the Rangers, Olver left for Germany signing a one-year contract with the Fischtown Pinguins of the 2nd Bundesliga. Leading Fischtown with 56 points in 52 contests, Olver was picked up by DEL team, the Straubing Tigers.
With a season limited with injury and producing only 11 points, Olver left for Augsburger Panther signing a one-year contract on March 2, 2009. In the 2009–10 season, Olver broke out to be among the DEL leaders with 60 points, resulting in helping an unlikely Augsburg reach the finals for the first time in their DEL history and quickly earning a one-year extension on March 17, 2010.
Olver consolidated his position among the elite in Germany in the following 2010–11 season. Despite Augsburger returning to the bottom echelons of the DEL, Olver led the entire league with 47 assists and 70 points to be awarded the DEL's player of the year.
On May 2, 2011, Olver left Augsburg and signed with reigning champions, Eisbären Berlin, on a one-year contract.
|2003–04||Northern Michigan University||CCHA||41||13||19||32||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Northern Michigan University||CCHA||40||9||34||43||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Northern Michigan University||CCHA||36||15||20||35||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Northern Michigan University||CCHA||41||14||20||34||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||6||1||0||1||8||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Augsburger Panther commit to Olver" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
- "Cinderella story playing out in the DEL playoffs". National Hockey League. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
- "Panthers re-sign Olver!" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
- "Rankel, Braun, Busch, Hördler stay - 2 come!" (in German). Eisbären Berlin. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-02.