Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Olie Sundstrom

5 NHL Games

January 20, 1995 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning. 5-3 win.
January 23, 1995 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Florida Panthers. 6-5 win.
January 25, 1995 Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers. 3-2 win.
January 27, 1995 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators. 5-4 win.
January 29, 1995 Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals. 4-1 win. 

  In 1992 Olow "Olie" Sundstrom made his way over to North America as an undrafted free agent. Just months later, December, 1993 the Swedish goalie was signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He spent the entire 1993/1994 season playing in the IHL for Pittsburgh's affiliate, the Cleveland Lumberjacks. 

  The 1994/1995 NHL season started late January as there was a lockout that cancelled the first half of the year. Olie Sundstrom was a member of the Penguins for their first five games of the season. He dressed as Ken Wregget's backup. After five games with the Penguins, all wins, Sundstrom was sent to the minors in favor of goalie Philippe DeRouville, who had been Sundstrom's teammate in Cleveland.

   Sundstrom toiled away in the North America minor leagues for a number of years before returning to Sweden. He's notable for scoring a goal in the ECHL, one of only a handful of goalies who have accomplished such a feet. He was known as an incredible stickhandler during his playing days.

   In 2013 Sundstrom accepted a position as assistant coach with Vasby IK, a Swedish Division 1 team. 

Career stats from
Born Apr 24 1968 -- Ange, Sweden 
Height 5.11 -- Weight 176
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1986-87Leksands IFSEL600
1987-88Leksands IFSEL1300
1988-89Leksands IFSEL800
1990-91Leksands IFSEL2206117073003.74
1992-93Columbus ChillECHL80841628004.044301590.850---
1992-93Nashville KnightsECHL21228108799105.468706500.868---
1993-94Cleveland LumberjacksIHL463332521172204.092019414210.892---
1994-95Cleveland LumberjacksIHL230121234104205.0531715510.841---
1995-96Erie PanthersECHL474542429165204.072022312320.882---
1996-97Johnstown ChiefsECHL241431349110404.8981516580.857---
1996-97Wheeling NailersECHL375242011128303.822311210050.887100
1997-98Providence BruinsAHL110042629204.080712130.880---
1997-98Wheeling NailersECHL27453142894103.9514925750.859---
1997-98New Orleans BrassECHL30017110003.49110660.868---
1998-99Port Huron Border CatsUHL33214171285222.98171036940.891---
1998-99B.C. IcemenUHL19221113356102.9713605600.909200
1999-00Iserlohn EC2.GBun31424
2000-01Anchorage AcesWCHL70241927203.874302100.886200
2000-01Mohawk Valley ProwlersUHL1602692463214.096915270.893---
2001-02Anchorage AcesWCHL295451395105304.5171246550.862---
2001-02New Haven KnightsUHL60430113102.592211610.925300
2003-04Hammarby IFSwe-13906
2005-06Arboga IFKSwe-1904
2006-07Oskarshamn IKSwe-1700

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