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.