Fredrik Olofsson
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Fredrik Olofsson

Hometown:

Helsingborg Sweden

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1996-05-27

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (98th overall), 2014

Weight:

200 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Fredrik Olofsson skated in four games for the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 team along with his older brother Gustav Olofsson (MIN) and was one of the top scorers for the club’s bantam AAA team. In four U16 games he scored 2 goals with 1 assist. He was selected by the Green Bay Gamblers in the fifth round (74th overall) of the 2012 USHL Futures Draft.

 

1212-13: Olofsson appeared in eight games with the USHL Green Bay Gamblers as a 16-year-old; spending most of the year with the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 team. In November he committed to playing college hockey at Colorado College in 2015-16. He had no points nor penalties and was minus-2 in limited ice time with the Gamblers. Olofsson was the Thunderbirds’ second-leading scorer behind Michael Eyssimont — scoring 26 goals with 43 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 31 games.

 

2013-14: Olofsson began his first USHL season with Green Bay after skating for his native Sweden in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. In January he was obtained by the Chicago Steel in exchange for forward Patrick Polino in a trade. Olofsson scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was minus-6 with 21 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Gamblers and in 24 games with Chicago scored 4 goals with 11 assists and was minus-2 with 24 penalty minutes. Chicago missed the playoffs after finishing seventh in the Eastern Conference. Not among the 210 North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings Olofsson was selected by Chicago in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

2014-15: Olofsson led the USHL’s Chicago Steel with 27 goals and had 33 assists in 57 games, finishing one point behind Mason Bergh for the team lead in points. He was +9 with 14 penalty minutes on a Steel team that finished sixth in the Eastern Conference, missing the Clark Cup playoffs. 

 

Talent Analysis

Olofsson is the younger brother of Minnesota Wild defensive prospect Gustav Olofsson. Not ranked by Central Scouting when he was selected in the fourth round by Chicago in 2014, he has added bulk to his 6'1" frame while playing in the USHL and has showed a goal scoring touch not previously expected. He is still somewhat a project at this point and needs to improve the supplementary areas of his game during his college career.

Future

Olofsson skated with the Sweden U20 team at the summer camp in Lake Placid and was in the Blackhawks' prospect camp before heading to Nebraska-Omaha for his freshman season in 2015-16. A candidate to play for Sweden at the 2016 World Juniors in Finland, Olofsson is expected to contribute right away in Omaha. A projection pick when he was selected in the 2014 NHL Draft, Olofsson's size and knack for scoring goals give him some potential if he can develop the rest of his game to match those attributes.

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