Fredrik Olausson
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Freddy
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
F. Teams
Färjestads BK
Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pittsburgh Penguins
SC Bern
Detroit Red Wings
HV 71
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born (1966-10-05)October 5, 1966,
Dädesjö, SWE
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1985
Winnipeg Jets
Pro Career 1985 – 2007

Fredrik Olausson (born October 5, 1966, in Dädesjö, Sweden) is a Swedish ice hockey player, currently assistant coach for HV71 in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Olausson is a retired defenseman who played with certainty and calmness, and was known for a good feel for the game. He represented Sweden for the first time on February 9, 1986, against Soviet in Stockholm. He has won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002, and played in the Stanley Cup finals in 2003 with Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Olausson was drafted in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft by Winnipeg Jets with the 81st overall selection. During his career in NHL he has played for Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings.

During Elitserien playoffs in 2006 Olausson suffered a knee injury (torn ligament) in the third quarterfinal game with HV71 against Mora IK. He was able to continue play, although sparingly, in the playoffs using a specially designed knee protection.

After the season Olausson moved back to Karlstad and in July 2006 he signed a one-year-contract with Färjestads BK, the same club that he played with between 1984 and 1986, before signing with the Jets. Unfortunately, it was reported on February 27, 2007 that Olausson would have to retire due to serious illness. In December 2006, he reportedly underwent two surgeries and is currently awaiting a liver donation.

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