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If you’re looking for points, it’s unlikely he’ll be appearing on the scoresheet, but he appears to be a reliable stay-at-home bottom-pair player.


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June 2023 – Olofsson provided some veteran presence to the Firebirds, which will likely be his role for the foreseeable future. Not offensive enough to make an impact at the NHL level, he might get a shot to fill a defensive hole if the Kraken get into injury trouble. Olofsson is not a viable fantasy asset at this time. Alex Wyatt
November 2022 – Olofsson is pacing half an assist per game this season, with four across eight games for Coachella Valley, and has suited up for a point-less game with the big club once this season. Olofsson is already 28, and unlikely to be a fantasy asset at this stage of his career. Alex Wyatt
February 2022- Olofsson has provided a goal and four assists for the Charlotte Checkers across 29 AHL games thus far this season. He is unlikely to be a factor in the Kraken’s immediate NHL plans. Alex Wyatt

October 2021 – Olofsson was waived and sent down to the minors. He is not likely to factor into Seattle’s long term professional plans. Alex Wyatt

January 2021 – Olofsson was sent down to the AHL to start the 2021 NHL season. He will look to be a leader on the Laval Rocket. Pablo Ruiz

October 2018 – Olofsson has been traded to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Will Bitten. Tyler Matson

October 2018 – Olofsson was waived by Minnesota October second, becoming one of the last cuts. Gustav suffered a shoulder injury in Minnesota’s first preseason game courtesy of a Patrick Laine hit putting him behind the ball on earning a roster spot. Olofsson is no stranger to injury as he has had four shoulder surgeries and a knee injury in the past. Gustav is officially a band-aid boy at this point. He should spend the majority of his time in the AHL this season with a few callups sprinkled in. If he’s not in Iowa, odds are he’ll be a press box jockey in Minnesota due to the Wild’s back end depth. Gustav continues to be a low ceiling, low floor, bottom-six defender with major injury concerns.  Tyler Matson

April 2018 – Olofsson managed to crack the NHL roster, but with just 8 assists in 41 games and a common name in the press box, his fantasy potential is limited. He appears to be a relatively stable bottom-pair minutes eater, so the 23 year old may be able to set his feet more next season. Will Scouch

April 2017 – Olofsson’s second full season in North America has been a positive one. In the AHL, he matched fellow D Mike Reilly in many metrics while being a year and a half younger. His GF%rel of 0.29 indicates that some work in the defensive zone may be needed, which is further shown when examining his metrics in his relatively short NHL stint in Minnesota. A +9.71 CA60rel is troublesome, but his CF60rel was right on par with his offensively gifted team, and his expected goal metrics are for such a young defenseman. He’s got the size, and he’s got the tools, but he still needs time to grow further to round out his game. While Reilly will be looked at to make the jump next year, Olofsson should give him a run for his money in camp. He’s younger and matches Reilly in many measures. Will Scouch

September 2016 – Look for Gustav Olofsson to compete for a roster with the big club this coming training camp after a productive offseason. Not having to worry about his shoulder ailment like he did previously made for a more vigilant Olofsson that is eager to get his just due now that the injury is behind him. He’s got a decent chance at tapping into his top-four upside. Edric Joseph

November 2015 – Gustav Olofsson has been abruptly called up from the Iowa Wild in time for Minnesota’s match against the Dallas Stars. It’s to be determined when or if he’ll suit up during this call-up but chances of playing and making an impact in the immediate future is unlikely as he has just three points through 21 games this season. Edric Joseph

November 2015 – Gustav Olofsson’s recent call up turned out to be nothing more than a precautionary measure as he was a healthy scratch for one game before being sent back to the Iowa Wild. He has top-four defensemen upside but needs to show more consistency in Iowa before getting his due as more than a capable reserve. Edric Joseph

September 2015 – The first game of the Traverse City prospect tournament got underway on September 11th and Gustav Olofsson wasted little time turning heads, including that of Minnesota Wild assistant General Manager Brent Flahr. Despite not registering any points in the tilt and missing most of last year due to injury, it’s apparent that the Wild like what they see in him and it shows when he’s being praised as the best player to take to the rink that night. He showed he’s been puck handling and mobility, but even so he’s likely to not make the big club right out of training camp. Edric Joseph

January 2014 – Olofsson is a timid player that shows glimpses of being capable of more but makes you often wonder if he will ever put it together in the big leagues. Holds his own well in his own end and shows that he can join the rush or provide a big shot on the powerplay but struggles to show that he can play comfortably under pressure. That being said, he is one of the better kept secrets in the Minnesota program, overlooked in favor of Matthew Dumba and Jonas Brodin. He definitely has it in him to make the big club should he continue to improve. Edric Joseph

April 2014 – Olofsson finished his freshman year at Colorado College with eight points (four goals, four assists) in 30 games, impressing the Wild’s staff. So much so, that the team signed the defenceman to an entry-level contract and he will join AHL Iowa immediately. His stock in the Wild organization is quickly rising and it appears they have the utmost confidence in the blueliner to let him start his pro career at just 19. It’s not out of the question that Olofsson could compete for an NHL roster spot next season, especially with a strong showing down the stretch with Iowa and a monster training camp. Jamie Zadow

January 2014 – Olofsson was a standout for Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Championship, leading their blueline with five points (one goal, four assists) in seven games. The 19-year-old played a solid two-way defensive game finishing the tournament a plus-5 while looking extremely poised with the puck in his own end. A good sign for the Minnesota Wild going forward as they continue to build a strong, young defensive core for their future. Jamie Zadow

December 2013 – Gustav Olofsson will represent Team Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Malmo. Olofsson is a smart two-way defenseman with good size and mobility who he has the capability to join the rush but also plays a solid defensive game. In 2012-13 he was named to the USHL’s All-Rookie Team in his first season with the Green Bay Gamblers, finishing a plus-11 rating with 23 points in 63 games. As a freshman at Colorado College this season, Olofsson has played in 12 games and registered four points (two goals, two assists). Jamie Zadow

Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 1, 1994
Height 6‘3”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 2; Overall: 46


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 VästerbottenTV-Pucken7 0 11 4|        
 2010-2011 Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAAT1EHL 16U35 5 1015 18|        
 2011-2012 Colorado Thunderbirds 18U AAAT1EHL 18U38 5 2530 10|        
  Green Bay GamblersUSHL3 0 11 0|        
 2012-2013 Green Bay GamblersUSHL63 2 2123 59|Playoffs4 0 00
 2013-2014 Colorado CollegeNCAA30 4 48 20|        
  Iowa WildAHL8 1 01 2|        
  Sweden U20WJC-207 1 45 2|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr12 1 67 12|        
 2014-2015 Iowa WildAHL1 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Minnesota WildNHL2 0 00 0|        
  Iowa WildAHL52 2 1517 12|        
 2016-2017 Minnesota WildNHL13 0 33 2|        
  Iowa WildAHL59 6 1824 32|        
 2017-2018 Minnesota WildNHL41 0 88 14|        
 2018-2019 Laval RocketAHL2 0 11 0|        
 2019-2020 Montréal CanadiensNHL3 0 00 2|        
  Laval RocketAHL57 1 1516 18|        
 2020-2021 Laval RocketAHL24 1 1112 11|        
 2021-2022 Charlotte CheckersAHL41 2 79 32|Playoffs7 1 23
 2022-2023 Seattle KrakenNHL3 0 00 0|        
  Coachella Valley FirebirdsAHL20 1 56 8|Playoffs26 3 25 10 
 2023-2024 Coachella Valley FirebirdsAHL32 1 56 14|