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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.


Observations

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January 2021 – There is not much to look at when considering Olofsson’s offensive game, he has two points in 16 SHL games and ten points in 20 games for Timrå IK of the lower tier Allsvenskan league. Despite the lack of production he gets plenty of trust from his coach’s due to his strong defensive game. Pablo Ruiz

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