Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fredrik Olausson
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Nybro SK Sweden-2 31 4 4 8 12
1982-83 Sweden EJC-A 5 1 2 3 2
1983-84 Nybro SK Sweden-2 28 8 14 22 32
1983-84 Sweden EJC-A 5 2 3 5 14
1984-85 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 29 5 12 17 22 3 1 0 1 0
1984-85 Sweden WJC-A 7 1 1 2 4
1985-86 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 33 4 12 16 22 8 3 2 5 6
1985-86 Sweden WJC-A 7 4 2 6 11
1985-86 Sweden WEC-A 10 1 0 1 4
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 72 7 29 36 24 -3 10 2 3 5 4
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 38 5 10 15 18 +3 5 1 1 2 0
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 15 47 62 32 +6
1988-89 Sweden WEC-A 9 3 1 4 6
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 9 46 55 32 -1 7 0 2 2 2
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 71 12 29 41 24 -22
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 20 42 62 34 -31 7 1 5 6 4
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 68 16 41 57 22 -4 6 0 2 2 2
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 2 5 7 10 -3
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 55 9 19 28 20 -4
1994-95 EC Ehrwald Austria 10 4 3 7 8
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 33 0 10 10 20 -4
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 0 6 6 14 -14
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 36 2 16 18 24 +7
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 20 2 9 11 8 -5
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 7 20 27 24 +21 4 0 1 1 0
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 76 6 27 33 42 +13 6 0 3 3 2
1998-99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 74 16 40 56 30 +17 4 0 2 2 4
1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 70 15 19 34 28 -13
2000-01 SC Bern Swiss 43 12 15 27 28 4 1 4 5 0
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 2 13 15 22 +9 21 2 4 6 10
2001-02 Sweden Olympics 4 0 0 0 2 +5
2002-03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 44 2 6 8 22 0 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 HV 71 Jonkoping Sweden 45 8 13 21 44 19 4 6 10 26
2004-05 HV 71 Jonkoping Sweden 41 8 20 28 40
2005-06 HV 71 Jonkoping Sweden 46 7 21 28 26 7 0 3 3 4
2006-07 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 12 0 6 6 6
NHL Totals 1022 147 434 581 450 71 6 23 29 28


Swedish World All-Star Team (1986) Traded to Edmonton by Winnipeg with Winnipeg's 7th round pick (Curtis Sheptak) in 1994 NHL Draft for Edmonton's 3rd round pick (Tavis Hansen) in 1994 NHL Draft, December 6, 1993. Claimed on waivers by Anaheim from Edmonton, January 16, 1996. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim with Alex Hicks for Shawn Antoski and Dmitri Mironov, November 19, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 28, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, May 24, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by HV 71 (Sweden), July 9, 2003.
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