Gustav Olhaver

Hometown:

Angelholm Sweden

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-07-03

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-6

Acquired:

7th round (191st overall), 2015

Weight:

214 lbs.

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History

2012-13: Gustav Olhaver played four games with the Rogle BK U18 team in Sweden and was an assistant captain for the club’s U16 squad. He played for Skane in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school players. Olhaver had 1 assist and was +1 with no penalties playing for Rogle BK in U18 play. He scored 3 goals with 2 assists and had an even plus/minus in eight TV-Pucken games for Skane. 

2013-14: Olhaver skated in five SuperElit league games for the Rogle BK U20 team as a 16-year-old and was one of the leading scorers for the club’s U18 team. He scored 1 goal and was -2 with 2 penalty minutes in SuperElit play. Olhaver scored 19 goals with 8 assists and was +11 with 16 penalty minutes in 37 games for the Rogle BK U18 team. Rogle BK missed the playoffs, finishing seventh in the U18 Allsvenskan South Division. 

2014-15: Olhaver split the season between the Rogle BK U20 and U18 teams — skating in 41 regular season and six SuperElit playoff games for the U20 squad — and played for the Sweden U18 team in the 2015 World Juniors. He scored 6 goals with 6 assists and was +6 with 10 penalty minutes during the SuperElit regular season. Rogle BK finished fifth in Top 10 play and advanced to the playoff semifinals, falling to eventual champion Djurgardens and then losing to Linkoping, 5-3, in the bronze medal game. Olhaver was -2 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in six playoff games. An assistant captain for the Rogle BK U18 team, he scored 14 goals with 11 assists and was +5 with 8 penalty minutes in 18 games. Olhaver scored 1 goal and was -2 with no penalties in five games for Sweden at the U18 WJC. Sweden finished eighth, falling 5-3 to Canada in the quarterfinals. Olhaver was selected by Seattle in the first round (44th overall) in the 2015 CHL Import Draft. He was ranked 89th amongst international skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Colorado int he seventh round (191st overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

Talent Analysis

Olhaver is big and he is thirsty to show he is more than just a goon. He has scored sporadically while in Sweden’s junior leagues but has never maintained consistence success on the score board.

Future

Olhaver is playing in the WHL in 2015-16 in his first season in North America. Originally signed by Seattle, he was waived by the Thunderbirds when the club optained the rights to import forward Andreas Schumacher. Olhaver was subsequently signed by Swift Current and has seen limited ice time in his time with the Broncos. Olhaver has the size to be an effective power forward but has not been overly active in his first WHL season and will need to show more progress if he is to remain in the Avalanche's future plans.

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