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Dylan Olsen
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Born January 3, 1991 (1991-01-03) (age 26)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 28th overall, 2009
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2010–present

Dylan Olsen (born Dylan D. Olsen on January 3, 1991) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Dylan was drafted 28th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He played his junior hockey with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) and played college ice hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth of the NCAA.

Playing CareerEdit

Junior CareerEdit

Dylan, who was drafted by the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the fourth round, 84th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, elected to play with the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL to keep his NCAA eligibility. He appeared in two games with the Kodiaks in 2006–07, scoring a goal.

In his rookie season of 2007–08, Dylan appeared in 49 games, scoring eight goals and 24 points, as he helped the Kodiaks to have the best record in the league. In the playoffs, he had six points in 16 games as Camrose won the 2008 AJHL championship.

The club then won the 2008 Doyle Cup as Western Canadian champions, defeating the Penticton Vees, before falling to the Humboldt Broncos in the final game of the 2008 Royal Bank Cup.

In 2008–09, Dylan improved his numbers, scoring 10 goals and 29 points in 53 games, and in ten playoff games, he earned seven points before the Kodiaks were eliminated in the AJHL playoffs.

College CareerEdit

Dylan spent the 2009–10 season with the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs where in 36 games, he had a goal and 11 points, along with 49 penalty minutes.

NHL CareerEdit

Dylan signed a three-year entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on December 31, 2010 while playing for Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

After the conclusion of the tournament, Dylan reported to Rockford, the Blackhawks' top minor league affiliate. He participated in his first playoff game on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

During the 2013–14 season, on November 14, 2013, Dylan was traded by the Blackhawks to the Florida Panthers along with Jimmy Hayes in exchange for Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre.

On December 5, 2013, Dylan scored his first NHL goal as a member of the Panthers against Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 2 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 49 8 16 24 45 16 1 5 6 6
2008–09 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 53 10 19 29 123 10 1 6 7 12
2009–10 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 36 1 10 11 49
2010–11 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 17 1 12 13 8
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 42 0 4 4 10
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 44 4 3 7 44
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 28 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 50 2 9 11 27
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 16 0 8 8 8
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 1 1 2 2
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 44 3 9 12 8
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 44 2 6 8 20
2014–15 San Antonio Rampage AHL 12 1 2 3 22 2 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 116 5 16 21 34 1 0 0 0 0

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada Pacific U17 4th 6 0 3 3 6
2009 Canada WJC18 4th 6 2 2 4 14
2011 Canada WJC Template:Sica 7 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 19 2 7 9 20

Personal LifeEdit

Dylan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in Calgary, Alberta. His father, Darryl Olsen, played in one game with the Calgary Flames during the 1991–92 NHL season and spent some of his years in the minor leagues in Salt Lake City, Utah where Dylan was born.

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