January 3, 1991 |
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)|
|NHL Draft||28th overall, 2009
Dylan D. Olsen (born January 3, 1991) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for 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.
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.
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.
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. Olsen scored his first NHL goal as a member of the Panthers on December 5, 2013 against Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||University of Minnesota Duluth||WCHA||36||1||10||11||49||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Minnesota Duluth||WCHA||17||1||12||13||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||4||1||1||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||12||1||2||3||22||2||1||0||1||2|
|World Junior Championships|
|Representing Canada West|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Awards and honors
- Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp 
- Dylan Olsen career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Dylan Olsen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Dylan Olsen player profile on the Alberta Junior Hockey League site
|Awards and achievements|
|Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick