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Fredrik Olausson
Fredrik Olausson
Defenseman
Number: 27
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 5, 1966
Birthplace: Dadesjo, Sweden
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on May 24, 2001.
Drafted: WIN / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (81st overall)
A native of Dadesjo, Sweden, Fredrik Olausson played with the Nybro club of the second division before joining Stockholm's well-known Farjestad outfit. The Winnipeg Jets took him 81st overall in the 1985 NHL entry draft after enjoying a strong year at Farjestad and representing his country at the World Junior Championships. After one more year in the Elitserien and playing at the 1986 World Junior Championships and senior World tourney, Olausson decided to head for North America.

The talented Swede became a key element in the rapid transition game and explosive power play on the Jets. A member of Sweden's World Championship team in 1989, Olausson spent over seven seasons in the Manitoba capital and set a personal high with 20 goals in 1991-92. The team was successful and entertaining but always played in the shadow of the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.

Olausson was traded to the Oilers when they were rebuilding in 1993-94. By this time, he was a savvy veteran who made crisp passes and smart plays. He later played for Anaheim and Pittsburgh spending the 2000-01 season with the Swiss club SC Bern. The veteran returned to the NHL in 2001-02 after signing as a free agent with Detroit Red Wings following his sabbatical overseas and went on to capture his first Stanley Cup in a five game series win against the upstart Carolina Hurricanes and was earlier in the year a member of Sweden's Olympic team.

After pondering retirement, Olausson signed as a free agent with Anaheim prior to the 2002-03 season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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