Jimmie Ölvestad

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Jimmie Ölvestad
Jimmie Ölvestad 2012-03-31 01.jpg
Born (1980-02-16) February 16, 1980 (age 35)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 88th overall, 1999
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1998–2013

Jimmie Glenn Ölvestad (born February 16, 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey right wing. He was drafted in the third round, 88th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Ölvestad had played three seasons in Sweden for Djurgårdens IF before coming to the NHL in the 2001–02 season to play for the Lightning. After three seasons in North America, during which he appeared in 111 NHL games with the Lightning, Ölvestad returned to Djurgårdens IF during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. While the NHL resumed play in the 2005–06 season, Ölvestad remained in Sweden. Jimmie made his 500th appearance for Djurgårdens IF against Modo Hockey 3 March 2012. On June 27, 2013, Ölvestad officially announced his retirement.

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