Jacob Olofsson

Montreal Canadiens
Photo courtesy of tsn.ca

Fantasy Summary

Two-way center with middle-six upside. Well-rounded player with decent skating and puck skills but hasn’t shown high-end offensive creativity.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 8, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 56

Observations

June 2019 – Despite his abysmal offensive numbers, there was progress this year for Olofsson. His defensive game improved drastically as well as his ability to read the play against bigger and better competition. Olofsson dealt with injuries early in the year and upon returning was unable to move up from the third-line. Playing at a higher level has seen the 19-year-old mature in terms of work-ethic which he was knocked for in previous years. This fall the talented forward will be playing for Skellefteå where he should find himself with a more offensive squad and thus more opportunities to develop that aspect of his game. Jesse Sherman

June 2018 – Olofsson was drafted 56th overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Olofsson is a well-rounded two-way center with good size (6-3, 190). He played a big role in Allsvenskan for Timrå, a team that earned promotion to the SHL for next season. Olofsson won the Golden Cage which is given to the top junior-aged player in the league. Olofsson is a decent skater but not great. His offensive abilities are good but not high-end. He’s one of those players that does everything well but doesn’t excel in any aspect of the game. Most likely projection at this point is that he becomes a good third-line center in the NHL.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Norrbotten TV-Pucken 6 1 0 1 0 |          
  Luleå HF J18 J18 Elit 4 2 2 4 0 |          
  Timrå IK U16 U16 SM 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  Timrå IK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 12 0 1 1 2 |          
 2015-2016 Timrå IK U16 U16 Elit - - - - - |          
  Medelpad TV-Pucken 6 4 2 6 0 |          
  Timrå IK U16 U16 SM 6 6 7 13 0 |          
  Timrå IK J18 J18 Elit 19 11 15 26 6 |          
  Timrå IK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 15 2 9 11 12 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Timrå IK J20 SuperElit 6 1 5 6 0 |          
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 2 1 3 2 |          
 2016-2017 Timrå IK J18 J18 Elit 3 4 0 4 4 |          
  Timrå IK J20 SuperElit 29 4 12 16 10 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Timrå IK Allsvenskan 14 0 0 0 0 | Qualification 4 0 0 0
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 1 1 2 0 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 10 0 5 5 0 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 3 0 3 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 12 4 1 5 0 |          
 2017-2018 Timrå IK Allsvenskan 43 10 11 21 10 | Qualification 10 3 1 4
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 0 3 3 4 |          
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 2 4 4 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 17 2 6 8 10 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 1 0 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Timrå IK SHL 34 3 6 9 2 | Relegation 5 0 0 0
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 15 2 1 3 4 |          
 2019-2020 Skellefteå AIK SHL - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 1 0 1 0 |          

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