Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Christer Olsson
Defenceman Christer Olsson played briefly with the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators in the late 90s. He was a disciplined positional player who was capable of contributing on offense at times.

The native of Arboga, Sweden, played a year with the Mora club in the second division in 1991-92 before moving up to Brynas IF Gavle club in the Elitserien. He was taken 275th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1993 Entry Draft. After helping the Swedes win the silver medal at the 1995 World Championships, Olsson ventured to North America.

Olsson split the 1995-96 season between the Blues and the AHL's Worcester IceCats. He started following the same pattern the next season before he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for future star Pavol Demitra. Olsson played well during the last 25 games of the schedule but opted to return to Sweden. He scored 13 goals for Vastra Frolunda in 1997-98 and helped Sweden win the gold medal at the World Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 IFK Arboga IK Sweden-3 33 9 10 19
1989-90 Mora IK Sweden-2 21 2 1 3 8
1990-91 Mora IK Sweden-2 28 4 8 12 20
1991-92 Mora IK Sweden-2 36 6 10 16 38 2 1 0 1 6
1992-93 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 22 4 4 8 18
1993-94 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 38 7 3 10 50 7 0 3 3 6
1994-95 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 39 6 5 11 18 14 1 3 4 8
1994-95 Sweden WC-A 8 2 1 3 4
1995-96 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 2 8 10 14 -6 3 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Worcester IceCats AHL 39 7 7 14 22
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 0 1 1 0 +1
1996-97 Worcester IceCats AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 25 2 3 5 10 -5
1997-98 Vasteras IK Sweden 45 13 8 21 54 7 0 1 1 18
1997-98 Sweden WC-A 10 2 1 3 2
1998-99 Vasteras IK Sweden 47 5 11 16 48 4 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Sweden WC-A 10 1 2 3 20
1999-00 Klagenfurter AC IEHL 34 7 11 18 63
1999-00 Klagenfurter AC Austria 16 4 10 14 12
2000-01 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 46 9 7 16 28 4 0 0 0 12
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 1 0 1 8 +4
2001-02 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 50 5 16 21 65 4 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Leksands IF Sweden 48 10 10 20 44 3 1 0 1 6
2003-04 Leksands IF Sweden 50 7 8 15 54
NHL Totals 56 4 12 16 24 3 0 0 0 0


Named Best Defenseman at WC-A (1995) Traded to Ottawa by St. Louis for Pavol Demitra, November 27, 1996.
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