Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Oleschuk
Netminder Bill Oleschuk played 55 NHL games for the weak Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies franchise. Most of his success came in junior and the minors where he benefited from better defensive play than he received in the big leagues.

The native of Edmonton Alberta played with the local Mets in the AJHL before suiting up for five different WCJHL clubs. He was chosen 110th overall by the expansion Kansas City Scouts in 1975 after playing 43 games and recorded four shutouts for the Saskatoon Blades.

During his first three pro seasons Oleschuk toiled almost exclusively in the minors. He played 40 games for the Rockies in 1978-79 recording a shutout and posting a 3.85 goals against average. He played a dozen games the next season then returned to the minors. He retired during the 1983-84 season after starting one game for the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1971-72 Edmonton Maple Leafs AJHL 22 0 4.58
1971-72 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 1 0 6.00
1972-73 Edmonton Mets AJHL
1973-74 Prince Albert Raiders SJHL 10 0 3.85
1973-74 Swift Current Broncos WCJHL 11 0 4.17
1974-75 Lethbridge Broncos WCJHL 2 0 6.00
1974-75 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 41 24 12 5 4 3.00 12 7 5 0 0 3.30
1975-76 Kansas City Scouts NHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.00
1975-76 Port Huron Flags IHL 44 0 3.60 9 0 3.25
1976-77 Baltimore Clippers SHL 30 1 3.27
1976-77 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 3 0 3 0 0 5.66
1977-78 Colorado Rockies NHL 2 0 2 0 0 5.40
1977-78 Phoenix Roadrunners CHL 9 2 6 1 0 4.92
1977-78 Hampton Gulls AHL 11 1 9 1 0 3.90
1977-78 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 2 0 1 0 0 8.30
1977-78 Flint Generals IHL 13 0 4.87 4 0 2.94
1978-79 Colorado Rockies NHL 40 6 19 8 1 3.85
1979-80 Colorado Rockies NHL 12 1 6 2 0 4.20
1979-80 Fort Worth Texans CHL 43 24 14 5 1 3.24 2 1 1 0 0 6.67
1980-81 Fort Worth Texans CHL 36 10 22 1 0 3.56 5 0 2.80
1981-82 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 7 2 4 0 0 4.84
1982-83 Peoria Prancers IHL 29 1 6.09
1983-84 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 1 0 7.00
NHL Totals 55 7 28 10 1 3.97


WCJHL Goaltender of the Year (1975) Transferred to Colorado after Kansas City franchise relocated, July 15, 1976.
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