Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darryl Olsen
Defenceman Darryl Olsen made it to the NHL for one game with the Calgary Flames in 1991-92. He had fine offensive talents and could play physically in his own end. Most of his pro career was spent in the minors and Europe.

The native of Calgary, Alberta starred for the St. Albert Saints of the AJHL in 1984-85. That summer he was chosen 185th overall by the hometown Flames in the NHL Entry Draft. Olsen then furthered his education and hockey development for four years at Northern Michigan University.

When he was recalled for his one game stint in the NHL, Olsen was in the midst of a high scoring three-year stay with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL. He continued to toil in the AHL and IHL for a couple of years but never received another big league opportunity. He left for Europe in 1994 and played a season in Italy with Val Gardena. Olsen then spent a year each with the Austrian club VSV Villach and Britain's Nottingham Panthers before retiring in 1997.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Calgary North Stars AMHL
1983-84 St. Albert Saints AJHL
1984-85 St. Albert Saints AJHL 57 19 48 67 77
1985-86 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 37 5 20 25 46
1986-87 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 37 5 20 25 96
1987-88 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 35 11 20 31 59
1988-89 Northern Michigan U. WCHA 45 16 26 42 88
1988-89 Canada Nat-Tm 3 1 0 1 4
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 72 16 50 66 90 11 3 6 9 2
1990-91 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 76 15 40 55 89 4 1 5 6 2
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1991-92 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 59 7 33 40 80 5 2 1 3 4
1992-93 Providence Bruins AHL 50 7 27 34 38
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 21 2 8 10 26 10 1 3 4 30
1993-94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 73 17 32 49 97
1994-95 HC Gardena Italy 34 7 18 25 47 3 1 0 1 2
1994-95 HC Gardena EuroHL 5 3 1 4 2
1994-95 Houston Aeros IHL 4 0 1 1 12
1995-96 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 10 1 12 13 10
1995-96 EC VSV Villach Austria 23 9 19 28 22
1996-97 Nottingham Panthers BH-Cup 11 6 14 20 8
1996-97 Nottingham Panthers Britain 39 7 21 28 24 8 1 2 3 0
1997-98
1998-99 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 11 0 3 3 12 -2 3 0 0 0 6
1999-00 EC Bad Nauheim German-2 19 3 5 8 12
1999-00 Amarillo Rattlers WPHL 10 1 1 2 6 -8
1999-00 Corpus Christi Ice Rays WPHL 34 9 23 32 24 +18 7 0 4 4 10
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


WCHA First All-Star Team (1989)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1991)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 23, 1992. Signed as a free agent by San Diego (IHL), February 26, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix Mustangs (WCHL), March 3, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Amarillo (WPHL), December 17, 1999. Traded to Corpus Christi (WPHL) by Amarillo (WPHL) for Todd Norman and future considerations (Greg McEachern, January 14, 2000), January 4, 2000.
Played w/ RHI's Denver Dare Devils in 1996 (24-13-14-27-15).
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