Christer Olsson

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Christer Olsson
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Born (1970-07-24) July 24, 1970 (age 46)
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 Lennart Olsson (born July 24, 1970) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey defenceman. He is the current head coach of HC TWK Innsbruck in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Olsson played briefly in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators.

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

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References[edit]

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