July 24, 1970|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
St. Louis Blues|
275th overall, 1993|
St. Louis Blues
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.
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.
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. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|1995–96||St. Louis Blues||NHL||26||2||8||10||14||3||0||0||0||0|
|1996–97||St. Louis Blues||NHL||5||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2004–05||Leksands IF||SWE II||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|SWE II totals||85||12||19||31||66||4||2||0||2||6|