Christer Olsson

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Christer Olsson
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Born (1970-07-24) July 24, 1970 (age 49)
Arboga, Sweden
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
National team  Sweden
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 VIK Västerås HK in the HockeyAllsvenskan (Allsv). 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 2004–05 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.

After two seasons in Innsbruck, Olsson opted to return to his native Sweden, accepting a head coaching role with VIK Västerås HK of the Allsvenskan for the 2016–17 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 IFK Arboga SWE III 33 9 10 19
1989–90 Mora IK SWE II 21 2 1 3 8
1990–91 Mora IK SWE II 28 4 8 12 20 2 1 0 1 0
1991–92 Mora IK SWE II 36 6 10 16 38 2 1 0 1 6
1992–93 Brynäs IF SEL 22 4 4 8 18
1993–94 Brynäs IF SEL 38 7 3 10 50 7 0 6 6 12
1994–95 Brynäs IF SEL 39 7 5 12 20 14 2 6 8 16
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 Worcester IceCats AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Ottawa Senators NHL 25 2 3 5 10
1997–98 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 45 13 8 21 54 7 0 1 1 18
1998–99 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 47 5 11 16 48 4 0 1 1 4
1999–2000 EC KAC IEHL 34 7 11 18 63
1999–2000 EC KAC AUT 16 4 10 14 12
2000–01 Brynäs IF SEL 46 9 7 16 28 4 0 0 0 12
2001–02 Brynäs IF 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 II 3 0 1 1 0
SWE II totals 85 12 19 31 66 4 2 0 2 6
SEL totals 385 67 72 139 381 43 3 14 17 70

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Sweden WC 8 2 1 3 4
1998 Sweden WC 10 1 2 3 2
1999 Sweden WC 10 1 2 3 20
2001 Sweden WC 9 1 0 1 8
Senior totals 37 5 5 10 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Efter fiaskot: Ny tränare till Leksand". Expressen (in Swedish). April 20, 2011. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2011.

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