Victor Olofsson

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Victor Olofsson
Born (1995-07-18) July 18, 1995 (age 23)
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Buffalo Sabres
Rochester Americans (AHL)
Modo Hockey
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 181st overall, 2014
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2013–present

Victor Olofsson (born July 18, 1995) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). Olofsson was selected by the Sabres in the 7th round, 181st overall, at the 2014 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Olofsson made his Swedish Hockey League (SHL) debut playing with Modo Hockey during the 2013–14 season.[1] At the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Olofsson was unable to prevent Modo from relegation to the HockeyAllsvenskan. On April 3, 2016, Olofsson signed a two-year contract to remain in the SHL with Frölunda HC.[2]

At the conclusion of his contract with Frölunda HC following the 2017–18 season, Olofsson was signed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on April 24, 2018.[3]

Olofsson made his NHL debut for the Sabres on March 28, 2019. He recorded an assist in a loss to the Detroit Red Wings.[4] He scored his first NHL goal in his second game two days later, a loss to the New York Islanders.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Modo Hockey J20 7 2 3 5 0 6 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Modo Hockey J20 44 32 21 53 16 5 4 5 9 2
2013–14 Modo Hockey SHL 11 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Modo Hockey J20 6 1 3 4 0 5 3 5 8 0
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 39 10 8 18 4
2014–15 Timrå IK Allsv 8 2 0 2 0
2015–16 Modo Hockey SHL 49 14 15 29 6
2016–17 Frölunda HC SHL 51 9 18 27 2 14 4 8 12 0
2017–18 Frölunda HC SHL 50 27 16 43 8 6 3 1 4 2
2018–19 Rochester Americans AHL 66 30 33 63 12 3 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 2 2 4 2
SHL totals 200 60 57 117 20 20 7 9 16 2
NHL totals 6 2 2 4 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Sweden WJC 4th 7 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 7 0 1 1 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
CHL
Champion 2017 [6]
SHL
Håkan Loob Trophy 2017–18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Modo Hockey 2013–14 player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Olofsson to Frolunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sabres sign Victor Olofsson". Buffalo Sabres. April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Victor Olofsson, young Sabres 'bring a spark,' but comeback falls short in OT loss". The Buffalo News. March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Olofsson scores first NHL goal as Sabres fall to Islanders 5-1". WKBW-TV. March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Gustav Orbring (February 7, 2017). "Frölunda win CHL for second year running" (in Swedish). SVTSport.se. Retrieved February 7, 2017.

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