Oscar Dansk

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Oscar Dansk
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Dansk with the Erie Otters in 2013.
Born (1994-02-28) 28 February 1994 (age 24)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Rögle BK
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2012
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2014–present

Lars Gustaf Oscar Dansk (born 28 February 1994) is a Swedish ice hockey goaltender currently playing with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Dansk was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft with the 31st overall pick, the first pick of the second round. He was the starting goaltender for the Swedish national junior team at the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Playing career[edit]

On 8 May 2014, Dansk was signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Blue Jackets.[1] After his first full season in North America, playing with affiliates, the Springfield Falcons and the Kalamazoo Wings in the American Hockey League and ECHL respectively Dansk returned to the Swedish Hockey League for the second season of his contract, on a one-year loan agreement with Rögle BK on 23 May 2015.[2]

At the conclusion of his entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets, he was not tendered an offer as a restricted free agent on 26 June 2017.[3] On 3 July, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the NHL expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights.[4] He was re-assigned to begin the 2017–18 season with AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. After just one game with the Wolves he was recalled to the injury-hit Golden Knights on 20 October 2017. The following day, Dansk made his NHL debut playing in the final 14 minutes and recorded his first NHL victory in a 3–2 overtime decision over the St. Louis Blues after he replaced Malcolm Subban, who was injured in the third period.[5] As the Golden Knights temporary first choice goaltender, he then won his first NHL start making 29 saves on 31 shots in a 4–2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on 24 October 2017.[6] He then got his first NHL shutout in a 7–0 win against the Colorado Avalanche, he made 32 saves in that game, also marking the first recorded shutout in the history of the Golden Knights franchise.[7]

Unfortunately, his success was short lived as he was injured on 30 October 2017 and was replaced by Maxime Lagacé.[8] When cleared to play again, he was immediately reassigned to the Wolves on 24 January 2018.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 Shattuck-Saint Mary's Bantam AAA 33 1.98 .910
2008–09 Shattuck-Saint Mary's Bantam AAA 32 1.43 .934
2009–10 Shattuck-Saint Mary's Midget AAA 18 13 2 1 1.89 .914
2010–11 Brynäs IF J20 21 1157 52 1 2.70 .911 1 0 1 57 5 0 5.22 .857
2011–12 Brynäs IF J20 28 1511 71 2 2.82 .910 2 0 2 120 7 0 3.49 .877
2012–13 Erie Otters OHL 43 11 23 6 2393 164 0 4.11 .888
2013–14 Erie Otters OHL 42 29 9 1 2405 96 6 2.39 .909 3 0 1 124 14 0 6.79 .797
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 21 7 7 5 1144 68 0 3.57 .880
2014–15 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 11 1 8 0 530 33 0 3.73 .889
2015–16 Rögle BK SHL 36 13 21 0 1947 87 2 2.68 .911
2016–17 Rögle BK SHL 24 6 16 0 1341 67 2 3.00 .903
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 20 13 3 4 1179 48 1 2.44 .918 2 0 2 117 6 0 3.08 .895
2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 4 3 0 0 169 5 1 1.78 .946
SHL totals 60 19 37 0 3288 154 4 2.81 .908
NHL totals 4 3 0 0 169 5 1 1.78 .946
Medal record
Representing Sweden
World U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Czech Republic

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2012 Sweden WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0 273 9 1 1.98 .937
2012 Sweden IH18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 2.70 .914
2014 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0 370 11 1 1.79 .929
Junior totals 15

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Sweden
TV-pucken Best Goaltender 2010 [10]
J18 Elit (West) Best Goals Against Average 2011 [11]
OHL
Third All-Star Team 2014
Dave Pinkney Trophy 2014
International
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament silver medal with Team Sweden 2011 [12]
WJC Best Goaltender 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets sign goaltender Oscar Dansk to a three-year entry-level contract". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-08.
  2. ^ "Oscar Dansk ready for Rogle" (in Swedish). Rögle BK. 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  3. ^ "Dansk, Yevenko not qualified". Columbus Dispatch. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  4. ^ "Golden Knights' Oscar Dansk: Signs one-year agreement". CBS Sports. 3 July 2017.
  5. ^ Carp, Steve (21 October 2017). "William Karlsson's heroics lift Knights to 3-2 OT win". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Golden Knights Oscar Dansk shines in first career NHL start". CBS Sports. 2017-10-24. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  7. ^ "Wiser Oscar Dansk making good on big break with Golden Knights". CBC Sports. Nov 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Andrew Bottomley (October 30, 2017). "Golden Knights' Oscar Dansk leaves game with injury". Sportsnet. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Golden Knights Recall Jason Garrison From AHL's Chicago Wolves". NHL.com. Vegas Golden Knights. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  10. ^ "TV-Pucken Best Goaltender". eliteprospects.com. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  11. ^ "J18 Elit (West) Best GAA". eliteprospects.com. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
  12. ^ "Rise of the Swedes". CBC Sports. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02.

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