Victor Olofsson

Buffalo Sabres
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Fantasy Summary

Olofsson has a high quality shot and can find open ice to use it. His lack of defensive game may keep him back from the professional level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.7
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 18, 1995
Height 5‘11”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 7; Overall: 181

Observations

October 2019 – Victor Olofsson is off to a hot start with the Buffalo Sabres. After three games played, Olofsson has recorded three goals, one assist, three power-play goals, a 33.3 shooting percentage and a -2 on-ice Corsi. Olofsson is being paired with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart on the top offensive line. In addition, he is on the number one power-play unit with Eichel, Jeff Skinner, Reinhart and Rasmus Dahlin. As long as Olofsson is playing on the top units/line pairings in Buffalo, he is a solid fantasy stash and you should plug him into your lineup. Just keep in mind that while he has only been productive on the power play, his 5-on-5 production will come soon. Last season with the Rochester Americans, he tallied 24 power-play points and 39 5-on-5 points. It will not be long before Olofsson starts raking in the 5-on-5 points. Josh Tessler

March 2019 – A dominant first North American season continued for Victor Olofsson as the Swedish winger asserted his dominance with the Rochester Americans, posting 51 points in 58 games so far, notching 23 goals and leading the team in points. Olofsson could have probably been called up to the Sabres at any point this year, but he’s been leading the Americans who have been one of the top teams the entire year. Staying in the AHL for the entire year is probably best for his development anyways as opposed to getting stingy bottom six minutes on the Sabres. Marcus Griep

December 2018 – Olofsson joined Rochester this year to play in the AHL and jumped right in with an impressive start piling up 22 points in 21 games and scoring nine goals. Jumping from Sweden or any European league to North America is never easy, but Olofsson has looked very solid so far this year and could be called up to Buffalo sooner rather than later this year. Marcus Griep

April 2018 – Swedish sniper Victor Olofsson really saw a production jump this year in the first tier of Swedish hockey 27 goals and 16 assists, good for 43 points in 50 games with Frolunda this year, a 16 point jump from last year. The 22-year-old Swede will most likely look towards pro hockey as soon as the next year or two and has certainly made a case to get a shout with the big boys in Buffalo or at least within reach of an NHL spot. Olofsson had focused on his defensive side of the game this year as his game progresses, with small progressions visible. Marcus Griep

December 2017 – In his fourth professional season, Olofsson is on pace to blow away his previous career highs. In just half a season he’s already established a career-high 15 goals and is playing at nearly a point-per-game pace. He leads Frolunda in goals and is tied for second league-wide. Additionally, he leads the team in shots by averaging just under three per game – good for ninth in the category in the SHL. A speedy winger with a wicked wrister, the Sabres have an intriguing one if they can get him over to North America. Brad Phillips

April 2017 – Victor Olofsson has continued his stellar regular season into the SHL playoffs. While scoring 12 points in 13 postseason games, Olofsson has proven he has a big league shot and has started to deveop a complete game. From an offensive perspective, there is a lot to look forward to in Victor Olofsson. If joining Rochester (AHL) next season, he has a great opportunity to develop strength and a two-way game. Max Marko

March 2017 – Victor Olofsson is a fast sniper coming out of the SHL with Frölunda, but most of his success came while playing for MODO. Olofsson already possess the shot that is needed to become a scoring winger in the National Hockey League. It is powerful, accurate, and most importantly is comes off of a rather quick release. His offensive instincts are good, in that he knows what to do with the puck and away from it when in the offensive zone. Where Olofsson needs improvements is in his defensive game. Physicality and play along the boards are two key aspects that need improvement. Max Marko

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Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Ångermanland TV-Pucken 8 6 6 12 0 |          
  MODO Hockey U16 U16 SM 8 5 7 12 0 |          
  MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 3 1 0 1 0 |          
 2011-2012 MODO Hockey J18 J18 Elit 21 15 12 27 2 |          
  MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 18 4 3 7 2 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
 2012-2013 MODO Hockey J18 J18 Elit 19 19 17 36 6 |          
  MODO Hockey J18 J18 Allsvenskan 18 12 7 19 0 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
  MODO Hockey J20 SuperElit 7 2 3 5 0 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1
 2013-2014 MODO Hockey J20 SuperElit 44 32 21 53 16 | Playoffs 5 4 5 9
  MODO Hockey SHL 11 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 1 1 2 0 |          
 2014-2015 MODO Hockey J20 SuperElit 6 1 3 4 0 | Playoffs 5 3 5 8
  MODO Hockey SHL 39 10 8 18 4 |          
  Timrå IK Allsvenskan 8 2 0 2 0 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 17 3 1 4 6 |          
 2015-2016 MODO Hockey SHL 49 14 15 29 6 | Relegation 7 6 2 8
  Sweden (all) International 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Frölunda HC SHL 51 9 18 27 2 | Playoffs 14 4 8 12
  Frölunda HC Champions HL 13 5 6 11 2 |          
  Sweden (all) International 2 1 1 2 0 |          
 2017-2018 Frölunda HC SHL 50 27 16 43 8 | Playoffs 6 3 1 4
  Frölunda HC Champions HL 8 4 4 8 0 |          
  Sweden EHT 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden (all) International 7 0 5 5 0 |          
 2018-2019 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 2 2 4 2 |          
  Rochester Americans AHL 66 30 33 63 12 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2019-2020 Buffalo Sabres NHL 31 12 14 26 4 |          

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