Sondre Olden


Oslo Norway

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3rd Round (79th Overall), 2010


176 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D


2009-10: Olden a product from Norway made the move to Sweden’s junior league in 2009-10. Olden had a very productive year and has seen his season jump from the Sweden U18 division to U20 as a 17 year old rookie.  With MODO J18 team, Olden dominated the competition scoring 11 goals and 15 assists in only eight games. He also continued his domination of the U18 at the international level scoring a mind-blowing 22 points in five games with Norway. Olden was selected 79th overall by the Maple Leafs in 2010. He was ranked 129th by ISS and 86th by Central Scouting for North American skaters. Olden was one of the youngest players in the 2010 draft.

2010-11: Olden made his pro debut in Sweden's Elitserien as an 18-year-old, skating in three games for last-place MODO, and was one of the top offensive players for MODO's U20 team. Olden averaged less than three minutes of ice-time and had no point or penalties in Elitserien play. Olden scored 7 goals with 15 assists and 18 PMs appearing in 33 of 42 regular season U20 games and was MODO's third-leading scorer in the SuperElit U20 playoffs with 2 goals and 4 assists in six games. Olden was selected by Dynamo Minsk in the fifth round (118th overall) of the KHL Draft and by the Erie Otters (OHL) in the first round (31st overall) of the CHL Import Draft.

Talent Analysis

Olden is a player with great size, but at the moment is extremely lanky. He moves very well for his size and is a dangerous offensive threat that can lineup at any forward position. For all his offensive success, he also is a very capable two-way forward. Areas of improvement for Olden include adding significant strength and weight to his frame, and improving on his shot which should become more powerful as he matures.


Olden will join the Erie Otters for the 2011-12 season.
Projection: Skilled forward with top-six.

AJHL Quarter Finals (March 6th)

by pbadmin

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[ 1998-99 AJHL Playoff Preview ]

[ 1998-99 AJHL Playoff Quarterfinal Day 1 ]
Calgary Royals 7 at Olds 8 (OT)
The Olds Grizzlys pulled off a big upset for the second night in a row as they increased their lead in the best-of-seven quarterfinal to two games in yet another high scoring match-up.
Oddly enough, in this game where fifteen goals were ultimately scored, there was no scoring in the first period. It didn’t take Moose Jaw prospect and 2000 draft eligible Ben Knopp long to score in the second, however, as he scored a powerplay goal 21 seconds into the period. The Grizzlys’ David Erickson then scored his first goal of the postseason on the powerplay to tie the game up. The Royals then added to quick tallys – from Ryan Joseph and David Evans – to take a 3-1 lead. Olds would tie it up before the end of the period, however, as Greg Davis and Matt Brunner scored. The goal by Davis was two minutes after the Royals moved in front by two and the goal by Brunner was two minutes later.
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AJHL Quarter Finals (March 5th)

by Marc Ciampa

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[ 1998-99 AJHL Playoff Preview ]

Olds 7 at Calgary Royals 6

The Olds Grizzlys surprised the Calgary Royals 7-6 at Father David Bauer Arena in Calgary Friday. Centre Colen Pappas drew first blood in the series scoring four and a half minutes into the period on a goal assisted by Ryan Melbourne and John Wegenast. Calgary’s David Evans then coverted a Cam Laing feed on the powerplay five minutes later to even it up. Read more»

AJHL Quarter-Final Preview

by Marc Ciampa

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AJHL Quarter-Final Preview

The AJHL Playoffs are set to kick off on Friday with the quarterfinals.
The Grande Prairie Storm and the Camrose Kodiaks swept their
best-of-three mini-series respectively to earn the right to face the
division leader in the next round. The Bonnyville Pontiacs were the
first team to get eliminated. It took them until the last five minutes
of the last game in the regular season to score the goal that put them
into the playoffs but once they got their it seemed they had very little
spark left. Having to travel all the way to Grande Prairie from St.
Albert – the site of their last game – was a big factor in them losing
to the Storm 6-3 in Game One.

The Storm jumped on Bonnyville late in the first but poured it on from
there. 19-year-old Lane Letendre scored with 42 seconds left in the
first period. The Storm then broke out to a 3-0 lead. Bonnyville made it
3-2 before the Storm scored a few more times to put it away.

In Game Two, Grande Prairie broke out to a 3-0 lead again by the first
minute of the second period. Bonnyville again scored two quick goals to
close the gap, but the Storm scored again in the third period and never
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2000 Draft Profiles from the OHL (PART 2 of 2)

by pbadmin

Hockey will begin a new era next year and what better way to bring in a new millenium
than with a fresh young group of talented players, especially from the OHL. The OHL is
represented very strongly in the 2000 draft. The OHL has a mix of fine young defenseman to go
along with some outstanding forwards. Here is a profile on the top youngsters from the OHL
looking to make it big in the 2000 NHL draft.


Height/Weight: 6’0 180

Position: Defence

Birthdate: February 9, 1982
Peterborough, Ontario

Current stats: 6 points in 52 games in Windsor

  • 42 points in 51 games with Peterborough Bantams

    HF Comments: Dan Growden represents speed in the 2000 draft. This offensive minded defenceman was
    selected by Windsor 5th overall in 1998 and is yet to prove himself. He logs an incredible
    amount of playing time and slowly he is becoming more comfortable in the league. His defensive
    game is very poor and his inability to clear corners and in front of the net has left the Spits
    picking the puck out of the back of the net. He loves to jump into the rush and in some
    occasions is used up front on the penalty kill. A willing learner who is gradually learning
    the defensive game in the OHL. His major strength by far is his mobility and his ability to clear
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  • Black Hawks and Huskies haze playoff picture

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    Wins by Waterloo and North Iowa keep teams 6-9 separated by just 4 points
    The Waterloo Black Hawks and North Iowa Huskies, who are both fighting for their playoff lives managed to take a pair of games each from teams they are battling for the remaining playoff births in the USHL. Waterloo took a pair of 2-1 wins from Thunder Bay north of the border on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Black Hawks played a pair of tight defensive games headlined by goaltender Mike Walsh, who made 61 of 63 saves over the weekend to earn the league’s defensive player of the week. The losses could spell big trouble for the Flyers who have only 4 games remaining, 2 against USA (18 & Under), 2 with Omaha, and have a combined 0-2-2 record against those 2 teams so far this season. Thunder Bay is leading 9th place Rochester by just 4 points, while the Mustangs have 4 games in hand.

    North Iowa bounced back from an 11-0 loss on Wednesday to the red hot Des Moines Buccaneers, and swept a home and home series with the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The Huskies won a 4-1 decision on Saturday in Mason City, IA with goals from Josh Schlipp(2), Effren Larranago, and Marty Goulet. They then capped the weekend by traveling to Dubuque and blanking the Saints 2-0. Jason Gregoire got the Shutout on Sunday stopping all 23 of Dubuque’s shots on goal.
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