Jimmie Ölvestad

Jimmie Glenn Ölvestad (born February 16, 1980) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey right wing. He was drafted in the third round, 88th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Jimmie Ölvestad
Jimmie Ölvestad 2012-03-31 01.jpg
Born (1980-02-16) February 16, 1980 (age 42)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 88th overall, 1999
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1998–2013

Playing careerEdit

Ölvestad had played three seasons in Sweden for Djurgårdens IF before coming to the NHL in the 2001–02 season to play for the Lightning. After three seasons in North America, during which he appeared in 111 NHL games with the Lightning, Ölvestad returned to Djurgårdens IF during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. While the NHL resumed play in the 2005–06 season, Ölvestad decided to remain in Sweden. He made his 500th appearance for Djurgårdens IF against Modo Hockey 3 March 2012. On June 27, 2013, Ölvestad officially announced his retirement.

Personal lifeEdit

He is the grandson of the former professional footballer Lennart "Nacka" Skoglund.[1][2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 44 2 4 6 18 4 0 0 0 8
1999–00 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 50 6 3 9 34
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 50 7 8 15 79 16 7 2 9 14
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 74 3 11 14 24
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 37 0 3 3 16
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 0 1 1 13
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 7 14 21 56 4 2 0 2 4
2004–05 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 46 4 8 12 89 12 0 1 1 47
2005–06 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 50 10 9 19 90
2006–07 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 54 9 13 22 104
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 37 3 4 7 111 5 3 0 3 6
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 41 1 9 10 101
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 48 17 14 31 54 16 6 5 11 10
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 34 7 5 12 20 3 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 48 13 11 24 83
2012–13 Djurgårdens IF Hockey SEL 45 8 6 14 71
NHL totals 111 3 14 17 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Majlard, Jan (2010-04-03). "Ölvestad tacklar och tar emot". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). ISSN 1101-2412. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  2. ^ ""De hånade min farfar"". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2022-01-12.

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