Dylan Olsen

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Dylan Olsen
Dylan Olsen Hawks.JPG
Born (1991-01-03) January 3, 1991 (age 23)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 28th overall, 2009
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2010–present

Dylan D. Olsen (born January 3, 1991) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Olsen was drafted 28th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He played his junior hockey with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), and played college ice hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth of the NCAA.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Olsen, who was drafted by the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the fourth round, 84th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, elected to play with the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL to keep his NCAA eligibility. Olsen appeared in two games with the Kodiaks in 2006–07, scoring a goal.

In his rookie season of 2007–08, Olsen appeared in 49 games, scoring eight goals and 24 points, as he helped the Kodiaks to have the best record in the league. In the playoffs, Olsen had six points in 16 games, as Camrose won the 2008 AJHL championship. The club then won the 2008 Doyle Cup as Western Canadian champions, defeating the Penticton Vees, before falling to the Humboldt Broncos in the final game of the 2008 Royal Bank Cup.

In 2008–09, Olsen improved his numbers, scoring 10 goals and 29 points in 53 games, and in ten playoff games, he earned seven points before the Kodiaks were eliminated in the AJHL playoffs.

College[edit]

Olsen spent the 2009–10 season with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, where in 36 games, Olsen had a goal and 11 points, along with 49 penalty minutes.

Professional[edit]

Olsen signed a three-year entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on December 31, 2010, while playing for Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. After the conclusion of the tournament Olsen reported to Rockford, the Blackhawks top minor league affiliate.[1]

Olsen participated in his first playoff game on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

During the 2013–14 season, on November 14, 2013, Olsen was traded by the Blackhawks to the Florida Panthers along with Jimmy Hayes in exchange for Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre.[2]

Olsen scored his first NHL goal as a member of the Panthers on December 5, 2013 against Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets.

Personal life[edit]

Olsen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in Calgary, Alberta.

His father, Darryl Olsen, played in one game with the Calgary Flames during the 1991–92 NHL season, and spent some of his years in the minor leagues in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Dylan was born.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 2 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 49 8 16 24 45 16 1 5 6 6
2008–09 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 53 10 19 29 123 10 1 6 7 12
2009–10 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 36 1 10 11 49
2010–11 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 17 1 12 13 8
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 42 0 4 4 10
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 44 4 3 7 44
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 50 2 9 11 27
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 16 0 8 8 8
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 1 1 2 2
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 44 3 9 12 8
NHL totals 72 3 10 13 14 1 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada Pacific U17 4th 6 0 3 3 6
2009 Canada WJC18 4th 6 2 2 4 14
2011 Canada WJC 2nd 7 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 19 2 7 9 20

Awards and honours[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 USA
  • Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp [3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kyle Beach
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
Kevin Hayes