Karl-Gustav Fredrik Olausson (born October 5, 1966) is a Swedish former ice hockey player from Nybro who is currently assistant coach for HV71 in Elitserien.[1] He had previously played 17 seasons in the NHL and another 6 in Sweden.

Fredrik Olausson
Born (1966-10-05) October 5, 1966 (age 53)
Nybro, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Nybro IF
Färjestads BK
Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pittsburgh Penguins
SC Bern
Detroit Red Wings
HV 71
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1985
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1984–2007

He was a member of the 2002 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings.

CareerEdit

Olausson is a retired defenseman who played with certainty and calmness, and was known for a good feel for the game. He represented Sweden for the first time on February 9, 1986, against the Soviets in Stockholm. He has won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002, and played in the Stanley Cup finals in 2003 with Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Olausson was drafted in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by Winnipeg Jets, with the 81st overall selection. During his career in NHL he has played for Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings.

During Elitserien playoffs in 2006, Olausson suffered a knee injury (torn ligament) in the third quarterfinal game with HV71 against Mora IK. He was able to continue play, although sparingly, in the playoffs using a specially designed knee protection.

After the season, Olausson moved back to Karlstad and in July 2006 he signed a one-year-contract with Färjestads BK, the same club that he played with between 1984 and 1986, before signing with the Jets. Unfortunately, it was reported on February 27, 2007 that Olausson would have to retire due to serious illness (primary sclerosing cholangitis). In December 2006, he reportedly underwent two surgeries and received a liver transplant in the summer of 2007.

He was named assistant coach of HV71 of the Swedish Elite League for the 2009-10 season.

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Nybro SK SWE-2 31 4 4 8 12
1983–84 Nybro SK SWE-2 28 8 14 22 32
1984–85 Färjestad BK SEL 29 6 12 18 22 3 1 0 1 0
1985–86 Färjestad BK SEL 33 4 12 16 22 8 3 2 5 6
1986–87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 72 7 29 36 26 10 2 3 5 4
1987–88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 38 5 10 15 18 5 1 1 2 0
1988–89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 15 47 62 32
1989–90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 9 46 55 32 7 0 2 2 2
1990–91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 71 12 29 41 24
1991–92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 20 42 62 34 7 1 5 6 4
1992–93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 68 16 41 57 22 6 0 2 2 2
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 2 5 7 10
1993–94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 55 9 19 28 20
1994–95 EC Ehrwald AUT 10 4 3 7 8
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 33 0 10 10 20
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 0 6 6 14
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 36 2 16 18 24
1996–97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 20 2 9 11 8
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 7 20 27 24 4 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 6 27 33 42 6 0 3 3 2
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 74 16 40 56 30 4 0 2 2 4
1999–2000 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 70 15 19 34 28
2000–01 SC Bern NLA 43 12 15 27 28 4 1 4 5 0
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 2 13 15 22 21 2 4 6 10
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 44 2 6 8 22 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HV71 SEL 45 8 13 21 44 19 4 6 10 26
2004–05 HV71 SEL 41 8 20 28 40
2005–06 HV71 SEL 46 7 21 28 26 7 0 3 3 4
2006–07 Färjestad BK SEL 12 0 6 6 6
SEL Totals 206 32 84 116 160 37 8 11 19 36
NHL Totals 1022 147 434 581 452 71 6 23 29 28

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1983 Sweden EJC 5 1 2 3 2
1984 Sweden EJC 5 2 3 5 14
1985 Sweden WJC 7 1 1 2 4
1986 Sweden WJC 7 4 2 6 11
1986 Sweden WC 10 1 0 1 4
1989 Sweden WC 9 3 1 4 6
2002 Sweden OG 4 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 24 8 8 16 31
Senior totals 23 4 1 5 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wengel, Daniel (2009-04-14). "Janne Karlsson ny huvudtränare för HV71". HV71.se (in Swedish). HV71. Archived from the original on 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2009-04-14.

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