Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Olesevich
Netminder Dan Olesevich made into the last half of a game as an emergency replacement with the New York Rangers in 1961-62. His career was not lengthy and hockey was not a full time occupation for him but he was a decent minor pro player when he did strap on the pads.

The native of Port Colborne, Ontario was a part-time player for the Hamilton Tiger Cubs of the OHA. He suited up once for the WHL's Edmonton Flyers in 1957-58 the played his only full year as a pro the next season. Olesevich was a stable performer for the Charlotte Checkers and the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern league and also played extremely well in 26 contests for the NOHA's Windsor Bulldogs.

By October 1961, he'd been out of pro hockey for over two years but was keeping sharp as the Detroit Red Wings' assistant trainer and practice goaltender. On October 21, 1961, he was pressed into service against his own team when New York Rangers goalie Gump Worsley was injured in the second period. He only allowed two goals in 29 minutes to help his adopted team tie the Wings 4-4.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1953-54 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 5 0 4.60
1954-55 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr.
1955-56 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 1 0 1 0 0 6.00
1956-57 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Jr. 2 0 2 0 0 6.00
1957-58 Edmonton Oil Kings X-Games
1957-58 Edmonton Flyers WHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1957-58 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 4 0 4 0 0 5.00
1958-59 Charlotte<196>Johnstown EHL 30 2 4.03
1958-59 Windsor Bulldogs NOHA 26 1 3.46
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 1 0 4.14
NHL Totals 1 0 0 1 0 4.13


Retired after 1958-59 season and was hired as Detroit's assistant trainer/practice goaltender. Loaned to NY Rangers by Detroit to replace injured Gump Worsley in 2nd period, October 21, 1961. (NY Rangers 4, Detroit 4)
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