Ken André Olimb

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Ken André Olimb
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Ken André Olimb 2011
Born (1989-01-21) January 21, 1989 (age 28)
Oslo, Norway
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
Vålerenga Ishockey
Frisk Asker Ishockey
Düsseldorfer EG
National team  Norway
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Ken André Olimb (born January 21, 1989) is a Norwegian professional ice hockey player, currently under contract with Linköping HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He is the younger brother of fellow Norwegian international Mathis Olimb.

Playing career[edit]

Born and raised in Norway’s capital city Oslo, Olimb came through the youth ranks of Manglerud Star. He made his debut in Norway’s top-tier during the 2006–07 campaign, playing for Vålerenga. In 2008, he headed to Frisk Asker and after a two-year stint, he took his game abroad, signing with Leksands IF of the Swedish second division Allsvenskan, where he would spend two years. After another year (2012–13) in the Allsvenskan with BIK Karlskoga,[1] he moved to Germany. Olimb spent three years with Düsseldorfer EG of the country's top-tier Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL),[2][3] tallying 44 goals and 87 assists in 159 DEL contests.[4]

In April 2016, he was signed by Linköping HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL),[5] where he would play alongside his brother Mathis.

International play[edit]

Olimb participated at the 2010 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Norway men's national ice hockey team.[6] On January 7, 2014, Olimb was named to Team Norway's official 2014 Winter Olympics roster.[7]

He was named to the Norway men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ken André Olimb lämnar Karlskoga - HockeyAllsvenskan". www.hockeyallsvenskan.se. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ Ken Andre Olimb's profile and statistics at DEL.org (German)
  3. ^ "Ken-André Olimb: Spieler-Infos" [Player Info] (in German). Düsseldorfer EG. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  4. ^ Düsseldorf, Antenne. "Antenne Düsseldorf 104,2 - Lokalnachrichten". www.antenneduesseldorf.de. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Bröderna Olimb är klara för Cluben!". Linköping HC. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  6. ^ IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1. 
  7. ^ "Norway, Austria release Olympic rosters". The Sports Network. 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Championship rosters taking shape". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 

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