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Olie Kolzig | #37

G | 6' 3" | 224 lb
Career
GP W L OT GAA SV%
719 303 297 24 2.71 .906
  • Olie Kolzig
  • Born: April 6, 1970
  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, ZAF
  • Catches: Left
  • Draft: 1989 WSH, 1st rd, 19th pk (19th overall)
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Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA SV% SO MIN
NHL Career 719 692 303 297 63 24 20,118 1,885 2.71 .906 35 41,670
Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA SV% SO MIN
NHL Career 719 692 303 297 63 24 20,118 1,885 2.71 .906 35 41,670

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Olie Kolzig News

Awards

Olie Kolzig Awards
NHL Foundation Player Award
Season Team
2000-2001 Washington Capitals
Vezina Trophy
Season Team
1999-2000 Washington Capitals
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Season Team
2005-2006 Washington Capitals

Bio

Olie Kolzig Bio

Kolzig was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to German parents (he played internationally for Germany), but grew up in Canada, including in Union Bay, British Columbia when he was a teenager. He played all but the final eight games of his NHL career with the Washington Capitals and was the first goalie in team history to win 300 games.

Though Kolzig was taken by the Capitals in the first round (No. 19) of the 1989 NHL Draft, he was anything but an overnight success. He had brief callups in 1989-90, 1992-93 and 1993-94, and it wasn't until 1996-97 that he went a full season within playing in the minors. Even in 1996-97, he was No. 2 behind Jim Carey and went 8-15 with four ties, though his 2.59 goals-against average for a non-playoff team hinted at better things to come.

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