https://www.texasstars.com/players/detail/olofsson

Fantasy Summary

Dual center/winger plays a simple, but effective game with bottom-six upside


Observations

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December 2023 – Olofsson has secured a regular 4th-line role for the Avs so far in 2023-24, managing 8 points in 32 games so far. This is a positive result for the bubble NHLer, whose 31 SOG and 96 FOW have provided borderline multi-cat value in deep leagues. The negative view however is that his spot is certainly not secure given that his aTOI is barely 10 minutes and his faceoff winning percentage is a dismal 37% which will affect his long-term viability at center ice. Owners should be wary of potential replacement at the trade deadline, but also potential extra use in the final weeks if the Avs have a playoff position locked up and choose to rest their stars.  Hayden Soboleski

June 2023 – Olofsson’s rights were traded to the Colorado Avalanche today in exchange for future considerations. After a relatively intriguing first year in North America, the Avalanche could have a solid depth piece in their system for next season. Aaron Itovitch

January 2023 – Olofsson has the ability to move up and down between the NHL and AHL. His offensive game is more seen in the AHL but he has been able to slot in nicely on the fourth line when called up to play with the Dallas Stars. He signed a one-year deal but has proven himself to be able to hold his own the in the NHL. It would not be surprising if the Stars signed him to another contract and gave him a shot at training camp next year. With some contracts ending, Olofsson could find himself fighting for a role in the NHL. Taylor Newby

June 2022 – Now 26 years old, Dallas has signed Olofsson for the 2022-23 season. This will be his first full professional season out of Europe, and after an impressive season in the SHL with IK Oskarshamn, (42 points in 49 games) he is deserving of a real North American professional chance. He will probably spend the bulk of this upcoming season in the AHL, however, if his SHL skills translate well, it is entirely possible he gets his NHL chance. Aaron Itovitch

August 2018 – Olofsson will return to the University of Nebraska for his senior season after not being offered a contract by the Blackhawks following his junior season. He was invited and did attend the Hawks prospect camp, held in July. This is a make-or-break type of season for Olofsson as the Hawks have added some much-needed depth to their prospects list and he could very easily be passed by with another mediocre performance. Tony Carr

September 2017 – Olofsson was invited to the Blackhawks prospects camp this year but was limited to off-ice activities only. Olofsson had a very good second season with the University of Nebraska Omaha which saw him improve on all of his offensive numbers as well as bettering his plus/minus from the previous season. Numbers of note include five of his 11 goals coming on special teams (4PP-1SH) with two game-winning goals. With spots available, this could be a very big camp for Olofsson. Tony Carr

January 2016 – Through 20 games of his rookie year, Olofsson has six goals and seven assists for the UNO Mavericks to lead all freshmen in team scoring. Despite the decent start to his NCAA career, he was unable to crack Sweden’s World Junior roster as a 19-year-old this past December. Olofsson has found himself playing on UNO’s top line for long stretches this season and he should continue to get ample opportunities to perform down the stretch. Matt Donohue

March 2015 – Olofsson was drafted by the Blackhawks in the 4th round of the 2014 draft out of the USHL. His unimpressive offensive numbers in his draft year – just six goals in 52 games – kept him off Central Scouting’s final rankings heading into the draft. That didn’t stop the Blackhawks from taking a flier on the two-way forward in the 4th round. A team with the organizational depth of the Blackhawks can certainly afford to take chances on prospects, and Oloffson fits that bill. He has the pedigree – his brother, Gustav, was a second rounder of the Minnesota Wild in 2013, and their father is said to be 6’8”, so it will come as a surprise to no one if the 18-year-old grew another inch or two. Olofsson has taken a major step forward in 2014-15, with 25 goals and 27 assists in 50 games, good for second on his team in scoring. Looking ahead to next season, Olofsson has committed to play NCAA hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he will join fellow Blackhawks prospect Luc Snuggerud. Matt Donohue

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 27, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 4; Overall: 98

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Colorado Thunderbirds 14U AAA14U AAA29 14 3852 4|        
 2011-2012 Colorado Thunderbirds 14U AAAT1EHL 14U56 28 3765 26|        
  Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAAT1EHL 16U4 2 13 4|        
 2012-2013 Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAAT1EHL 16U31 26 4369 8|Playoffs4 1 45
  Green Bay GamblersUSHL8 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Green Bay GamblersUSHL28 2 46 21|        
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 11 2|        
  Chicago SteelUSHL24 4 1115 24|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr6 1 45 2|        
 2014-2015 Chicago SteelUSHL57 27 3360 14|        
 2015-2016 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA34 8 917 14|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr7 2 13 0|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA34 11 1324 21|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA33 6 1420 16|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of Nebraska-OmahaNCAA36 10 2434 12|        
  Rockford IceHogsAHL2 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 MoDo HockeyHockeyAllsvenskan52 10 2434 12|Qualification2 0 11
 2020-2021 IK OskarshamnSHL51 13 2134 12|        
  SwedenEHT2 0 11 0|        
  Sweden (all)International6 1 23 0|        
 2021-2022 IK OskarshamnSHL49 15 2742 6|Playoffs9 2 68
  SwedenEHT10 1 34 2|        
  SwedenOG6 0 11 0|        
  Sweden (all)International16 1 45 2|        
 2022-2023 Dallas StarsNHL28 1 34 2|Playoffs2 0 00
  Texas StarsAHL37 5 914 20|        
 2023-2024 Colorado AvalancheNHL57 3 69 8|        
  Colorado EaglesAHL16 3 710 6|        

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