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Fantasy Summary

Possesses a dangerous shot, but suffers from a one-dimensional, incomplete game. Weak forechecker. Timid in traffic. Prefers to let linemates rush the puck.


Observations

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May 2020 – Olofsson’s 2019-2020 season with the Buffalo Sabres was very successful. He scored 20 goals and 42 points in 54 games as a top sniper for the team. However, he remains a slightly incomplete player. He tends to remain in the middle of the ice, and prefers not to play in traffic. He is weak along the boards and plays a timid style. In the offensive zone, he stays high in the zone, and on the powerplay he is stationed in the mid-slot. He prefers to trail the play, and likes to send the puck laterally through the neutral zone to teammates rather than carry it up himself. 2019-2020 was an excellent rookie season for the 24-year-old, but his overall game needs improvement. Kevin Wong

 

January 2019 – At the moment, Victor Olofsson is on the Injured Reserve. He has been out of the lineup since January 3rd. Earlier today, it was reported that Olofsson was on the road with the Sabres on their latest road trip and worked out off of the ice. Back on January 3rd, Olofsson was given a five to six-week timetable. The Swedish forward will likely be back in early February and will more than likely be back on the top forward line alongside Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. Aside from Olofsson’s injury, he has been on a tear this season. He had 16 goals and 19 assists in 42 games. At that pace, Olofsson might have been looking at challenging a 70 point season. Josh Tessler

 

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 18, 1995
Height 5‘11”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 7; Overall: 181

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 ÅngermanlandTV-Pucken8 6 612 0|        
  MODO Hockey U16U16 SM8 5 712 0|        
  MODO Hockey J18J18 Allsvenskan3 1 01 0|        
 2011-2012 MODO Hockey J18J18 Region21 15 1227 2|        
  MODO Hockey J18J18 Allsvenskan18 4 37 2|Playoffs2 1 01
 2012-2013 MODO Hockey J18J18 Region19 19 1736 6|        
  MODO Hockey J18J18 Allsvenskan18 12 719 0|Playoffs4 1 23
  MODO Hockey J20J20 Nationell7 2 35 0|Playoffs6 0 11
 2013-2014 MODO Hockey J20J20 Nationell44 32 2153 16|Playoffs5 4 59
  MODO HockeySHL11 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr4 1 12 0|        
 2014-2015 MODO Hockey J20J20 Nationell6 1 34 0|Playoffs5 3 58
  MODO HockeySHL39 10 818 4|        
  Timrå IKHockeyAllsvenskan8 2 02 0|        
  Sweden U20WJC-207 0 11 0|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr17 3 14 6|        
 2015-2016 MODO HockeySHL49 14 1529 6|Relegation7 6 28
  Sweden (all)International2 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Frölunda HCSHL51 9 1827 2|Playoffs14 4 812
  Frölunda HCChampions HL13 5 611 2|        
  Sweden (all)International2 1 12 0|        
 2017-2018 Frölunda HCSHL50 27 1643 8|Playoffs6 3 14
  Frölunda HCChampions HL8 4 48 0|        
  SwedenEHT3 0 00 0|        
  Sweden (all)International7 0 55 0|        
 2018-2019 Buffalo SabresNHL6 2 24 2|        
  Rochester AmericansAHL66 30 3363 12|Playoffs3 0 00
 2019-2020 Buffalo SabresNHL54 20 2242 6|        
 2020-2021 Buffalo SabresNHL- - -- -|        

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