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Eddie Olczyk

Eddie Olczyk  #12

Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: August 16, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Chicago, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: CHI / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
Traded to Toronto by Chicago with Al Secord for Rick Vaive, Steve Thomas and Bob McGill, September 3, 1987. Traded to Winnipeg by Toronto with Mark Osborne for Dave Ellett and Paul Fenton, November 10, 1990. Traded to NY Rangers by Winnipeg for Kris King and Tie Domi, December 28, 1992. Missed majority of 1993-94 season recovering from thumb injury suffered in game vs. Florida, January 3, 1994. Traded to Winnipeg by NY Rangers for Winnipeg's 5th round choice (Alexei Vasiliev) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 8, 1996. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles for Glen Murray, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, August 26, 1998. Missed majority of 1999-2000 season recovering from hernia injury suffered in game vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 16, 1999.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson