Travis Oleksuk









Travis Oleksuk, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

Born: 1989-2-3

Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON

Undrafted, signed as free agent by San Jose, March 2012













February 2015  – The NCAA star has been unable to translate that prolific scoring touch to the AHL. Now that he’s 26, it’s pretty clear that it’s not going to happen. In fact, a future in the NHL at all is unlikely. – Dobber


September 2013 – Oleksuk had a disappointing rookie season in Worcester. It is a bit surprising that he was invited to the Sharks training camp as he is a long shot to make the roster, but this does bode well for him because being invited means they do see some value in him when considering Chris Tierney was not invited to camp.  Tim Graveline


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January 2013 – Travis has had a tough rookie year with the Worcester Sharks. He has 6 points in 31 games so far and a minus -10 to go along with those poor totals. He needs more time to work on his overall game and could make the jump in about 2 to 3 seasons from now. Tim Graveline


July 2012 – Oleksuk finished an otherwise decent college career at Minnesota-Duluth with a very good senior year. Oleksuk benefitted from talented line mates and success on the power play (nine of his 21 goals came with the man advantage), and finished with 53 points in 41 games. Not that Oleksuk is without talent- he sees the ice well and has a knack for finding open teammates. Not overly big, he isn’t shy about contact and will pay a price to make a play. He has a chance to move up the Shark’s rather thin forward depth chart this fall.
Rich Dillon


Fantasy Outlook: D-


Not outstanding in any one aspect of the game, projects as a bottom six NHLer or more likely a career AHLer.






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Travis Oleksuk’s Statistics

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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Zayne Parekh 9.0 8.0
Gabriel Eliasson 6.0 2.0
Tory Pitner 5.0 5.0
Charlie Forslund 5.5 4.0
Liam Danielsson 5.0 3.5
Timur Kol 4.0 5.0
Viggo Gustafsson 4.5 5.5
Marcus Gidlöf 6.5 3.0
Kim Saarinen 6.0 4.5
Gian Meier 4.0 5.0