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Krzysztof Oliwa

Krzysztof Oliwa  #19

Left Wing
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: April 12, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Tychy, Poland
WEIGHT: 245 DRAFTED: NJD / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (65th overall)
Born Krzystof Graboski Traded to Columbus by New Jersey with future considerations (Deron Quint, June 23, 2000) for Columbus' 3rd round choice (Brandon Nolan) in 2001 Entry Draft and future considerations (Turner Stevenson, June 23, 2000), June 12, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to arm injury vs. Detroit, October 28, 2000. Traded to Pittsburgh by Columbus for San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Columbus selected Aaron Johnson) in 2001 Entry Draft, January 14, 2001. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for NY Rangers' 9th round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Albert Vishnyakov) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 23, 2002. Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Boston's 9th round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Brian Mahoney-Wilson) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Nowy Targ (Poland), October 1, 2004.
Quote of the Day

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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