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New York Islanders - Blue & White - Benn Olson

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Position: Defenseman

Height: 6’4
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: April 29, 1987 in Port McNeil, BC

TRANSACTIONS: Signed a one-way American Hockey League contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on June 30, 2011.

LAST SEASON: Split time with Bridgeport and the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League…Skated in 17 games with Bridgeport, recording three assists and 78 penalty minutes…Appeared in one game with Milwaukee…Picked up four points (1g/3a) and 153 penalty minutes in 43 games with Cincinnati.

Career: 2009-10: Split time between the Albany River Rats (AHL) and the Florida Everblades (ECHL)…Appeared in nine games and accrued 21 penalty minutes in Albany…Played in 50 games with Florida, tallying nine assists and 168 penalty minutes.

2008-09: Saw first action in both the ECHL and AHL…Played in 36 games and recorded four points (0g/4a) with Albany…Skated in five games for Florida.

JUNIOR: 2007-08: Scored 12 points (0g/12a) in 71 games with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League…Totaled 266 penalty minutes during his third season with Seattle…Finished the season with a +31 rating.

2006-07: Picked up two goals and eight assists, along with 181 penalty minutes in 66 games for Seattle.

2005-06: Split time between Seattle and the Kamloops Blazers…Played in 58 games with Seattle, tallying seven points (1g/6a)…Skated in three games for Kamloops, picking up six penalty minutes.

2004-05: Recorded 96 penalty minutes in 46 games with Kamloops during his first WHL season.

Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
SEASON CLUB LEA GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2004-05 Kamloops WHL 46 0 0 0 96 - - - - -
2005-06 Kamloops WHL 3 0 0 0 6 - - - - -
2005-06 Seattle WHL 58 1 6 7 197 - - - - -
2006-07 Seattle WHL 66 2 8 10 181 - - - - -
2007-08 Seattle WHL 71 0 12 12 266 - - - - -
2008-09 Albany AHL 36 0 4 4 140 - - - - -
2008-09 Florida ECHL 5 0 0 0 14 - - - - -
2009-10 Albany AHL 9 0 0 0 21 - - - - -
2009-10 Florida ECHL 50 0 9 9 168 - - - - -
2010-11 Cincinnati ECHL 43 1 3 4 153 - - - - -
2010-11 Milwaukee AHL 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
2010-11 Bridgeport AHL 17 0 3 3 78 - - - - -
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