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Ole-Kristian Tollefsen

Ole-Kristian Tollefsen  #55

Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: March 29, 1984
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Oslo, Norway
WEIGHT: 211 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (65th overall)
RECENTLY: DNP at EDM on 2/3 and at CGY on 2/1. Went scoreless the last 8 games… Missed the previous 14 games.
* He and wife (Guro) had 1st child on 1/18, name – Philip, 6 lbs, 4 oz.
* Left game at BOS on 12/14 - injury
* Named to 2010 Norwegian Olympic Team
* DNP first 3 games of season - lower body injury.
* His 2 assists vs. BOS on 10/22 were new career high
* 5th Norwegian-born player to play in the NHL and 2nd Norwegian on the Flyers (Patrick Thoresen – 2007-08)
* Also, missed 2 games due to mild concussion (11/12 & 11/14)
WINTER CLASSIC: Did not play - injured
FLYERS STATS: 18 GP, 0-2-2, 23 PIM
Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee surgery, December 17, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 30, 2009. Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Mattias Backman) in 2011 Entry Draft for Ville Leino, February 6, 2010. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), May 13. 2010.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery