Olaf Kolzig

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.03
Weight: 
221
Born: 
04/06/1970
Hometown: 
Johannesburg, SAF
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2008
Last Team: 
Washington (NHL)
Projects As: 
No. 1 Goaltender
Depth Chart Weight: 
-8

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
1989
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Washington Capitals
Round: 
1
Pick No.: 
19
Draft Team: 
Tri-City (WHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/01/2008
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$2 500 000
Contract End Year: 
2009
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$1 500 000

Bio

History: 

2005-06

  • NHL - King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Humanitarian of the Year)

1999-00

  • NHL - Vezina Trophy (Goaltender of the Year)
  • NHL - First All-Star Team
  • Played in NHL All-Star Game

1993-94

  • AHL - Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Trophy (Fewest goals against) (with Byron Dafoe)
  • AHL - Jack Butterfield Trophy (Calder Cup playoffs MVP)

1988-89

  • WHL - West Second All-Star Team

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has incredible size for a goaltender. Is an intimidating presence in the crease. Possesses poise, a great will to win and loads of leadership ability.

Weaknesses: 

Tends to wear down during the course of a season, as he's logged a ton of minutes in his career. Has a tendency to fall into prolonged slumps these days.

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