• Nicknamed “Deuce” for his dual Canadian and American citizenship, he finished the season in the USHL with Fargo and will attend St. Cloud State University in 2009.
• Oliver started hockey at the age of three playing on his first hockey team the Crookston Peanuts. He played his minor hockey in Crookston until peewee and then played for Roseau.
• He was coached in minor hockey by Roseau natives and former NHL forwards Aaron Broten and Bryan Erickson.
NHL Team: Buffalo Sabres NHL Player: Thomas Vanek Shootout move: “Backhand five-hole” Goal celebration: “Go to the guy who passed it to you” Video Game: Call of Duty 5 Movie: 300 Pump-up song: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Metallica Restaurant: Chipotle Sport (other than hockey): Football
Place to visit: New Zealand
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers