Weldon Olson

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Weldon Olson
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Born November 12, 1932 (1932-11-12) (age 85)
Marquette, Michigan, U.S.

Weldon Howard "Weldy" Olson (born November 12, 1932 in Marquette, Michigan) is an American ice hockey player. He won a silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics and a gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics. In his Olympic career he played in 14 games and scored 7 goals.

Olson played hockey for the Michigan State Spartans from 1951 - 1955. He was team MVP, co-captain and leading scorer. He played in 71 games and scored 125 points. He never missed a game at MSU.

Olson is a member of the MSU Hall of Fame, the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame, the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, the Hancock County, Ohio Sports Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the US Hockey Hall of Fame, and in 2002 he received the Lester Patrick Award from the NHL for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. He currently resides in Findlay, Ohio.