Fredrik Olausson


Fredrik Olausson

Infobox Ice Hockey Player
position = Defence
shoots = Right
height_ft = 6
height_in = 1
weight_lb = 198
team = Retired
former_teams = Färjestads BK
Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pittsburgh Penguins
SC Bern
Detroit Red Wings
HV 71
league =
nationality = Sweden
birth_date = birth date and age|1966|10|5
birth_place = Dädesjö, SWE
career_start = 1985
career_end = 2007
draft = 81st overall
draft_year = 1985
draft_team = Winnipeg Jets


image_size =
nickname = Freddy

Fredrik Olausson (born October 5, 1966, in Dädesjö, Sweden) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player.

Playing career

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 Soviet 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. In December 2006, he reportedly underwent two surgeries and is currently awaiting a liver donation.

Awards

Olausson has won the Stanley Cup (2002) once and the Elitserien playoffs twice (1986 and 2004).

* Silver medal Ice Hockey World Championship in 1986.
* Elitserien playoff winner with Färjestads BK in 1986.
* Named to the Swedish World All-Star Team in 1986.
* Named Elitserien Rookie of the Year in 1986.
* Winter Olympics, 5th place, in 2002.
* Stanley Cup winner with Detroit Red Wings in 2002.
* Elitserien playoff winner with HV71 in 2004.

References

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ee also

*List of NHL players with 1000 games played

External links

*hockeydb|4069
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2778381 Olausson reportedly to retire because of liver ailment]


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