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| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
|Born|| August 16 1966,|
Palos Heights, IL, USA
|NHL Draft|| 3rd overall, 1984|
|Pro Career||1984 – 2000|
Edward Walter "Eddie" Olczyk (born August 16, 1966, Palos Heights, Illinois, U.S.) is an American former head coach of the National Hockey League Pittsburgh Penguins and former centre with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins. He currently serves as the color commentator for the Chicago Blackhawks, in addition to calling games for NBC Sports and the The NHL on Versus. He played 1,031 NHL games and scored 342 goals and 452 assists for a total of 794 points between 1984 and 2000.
Olczyk grew up in Palos Heights, Illinois where he was a star on the Illinois midget team that won the 1982 national title against a Detroit Compuware squad that featured future NHL stars Pat LaFontaine and Al Iafrate. He then moved to Canada to play for the Stratford Cullitons junior team before joining the United States Olympic hockey team.
Olczyk was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, first round, third overall. Olczyk was traded a number of times during his career. In 1987, he was traded to Toronto by Chicago with Al Secord for Rick Vaive, Steve Thomas and Bob McGill. He spent his entire career with Chicago Blackhawks.
Over the years, he has worked as a color commentator for ABC/ESPN, and NBC broadcasts of the NHL along with Mike Emrick. Olczyk is also the lead game analyst for The NHL on NBC, color analyst on The NHL on Versus along with Mike Emrick and Joe Micheletti.
Olczyk has two children playing Junior A hockey in the USHL: Eddie plays for the Waterloo Black Hawks in Waterloo, Iowa and Tom, who plays for the Sioux City Musketeers. His younger brother Rick Olczyk is a former hockey player for Brown University and is currently an assistant general manager of the Edmonton Oilers.
Career statistics Edit
|1984–85||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||70||20||30||50||67||15||6||5||11||11|
|1985–86||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||79||29||50||79||47||3||0||0||0||0|
|1987–88||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||42||33||75||55||6||5||4||9||2|
|1988–89||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||38||52||90||75||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||79||32||56||88||78||5||1||2||3||14|
|1990–91||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||18||4||10||14||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||New York Rangers||NHL||46||13||16||29||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New York Rangers||NHL||37||3||5||8||28||1||0||0||0||0|
|1994–95||New York Rangers||NHL||20||2||1||3||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||67||21||23||44||45||—||—||—||—||—|
International Record for Team USAEdit
- 1984 Winter Olympics (seventh place)
- 1984 Canada Cup (fourth place)
- 1987 Canada Cup (fifth place)
- 1991 Canada Cup (second place)
- Ice Hockey World Championships: 1985 (fourth place), 1986 (sixth place),
1987 (seventh place), 1989 (sixth place), 1993 (sixth place)
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