Detroit Red Wings presented by AT&T
Stay Connected to the Detroit Red Wings
Email Updates App Text/SMS Updates Twitter Facebook Red Wings TV RSS Feeds

  • RSS
Fredrik Olausson
Fredrik Olausson
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


2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
P. Datsyuk 7 3 2 -3 5
T. Tatar 7 3 1 -3 4
J. Ericsson 7 0 4 0 4
R. Sheahan 7 2 1 -1 3
L. Glendening 7 2 1 1 3
H. Zetterberg 7 0 3 -4 3
K. Quincey 7 0 3 -1 3
D. Helm 7 0 3 -3 3
T. Jurco 7 1 1 -1 2
G. Nyquist 7 1 1 -2 2
P. Mrazek 3 4 1 .925 2.11
J. Howard 0 0 0 .917 3.00 is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
© NHL 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Advertise/SponsorshipsOlympia Entertainment | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Employment | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Site Map