Dylan Olsen, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 205

Born: 1991-01-03

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Drafted: 2009 by Chicago, 28th overall








December 2013 - Olsen has completely turned his game around since getting a new opportunity with the Panthers. He has five points in seven games since the trade and is a plus-2. Florida has gone 3-4-0 since acquiring him. Nathan Kanter


November 2013 - Defenseman Dylan Olsen, along with Jimmy Hayes, has been traded to the Florida Panthers for forward Kris Versteeg. Brendan Ross


September 2013- Olsen has been sent back to Rockford for the coming season. So far his career numbers haven't been anything to write home about. Rex Doty


June 2013- Olsen's third season seen him continue to take small steps forward in his development, setting personal highs in games

played (50) and points (11). The steps have been small incremental ones but at 22 years of age, the door is still very much open for him to forge a future in the NHL with the Blackhawks. A positive sign, Olsen was called up following the end of the Icehog's season to get a taste of the Stanley Cup Playoff atmosphere, though he spent that time merely as an observer. The competition will be strong for spots on the Chicago blue line in the coming years so he will have to continue showing progress to earn his spot. Rex Doty

February 2012 – Olsen turned pro after just one full season at Minnesota-Duluth, but has made good strides in Rockford and is in the Blackhawks’ future plans. He is very mobile for his size, and has the offensive skills to get NHL power-play time in the future.


Fantasy Outlook: B-

Olsen is an almost certain future NHL’er, but his ultimate role is yet to be defined. His potential is that of a top four d-man who sees power-play time.



Olsen's shot from the point (first goal in this highlight) stopped, Ryan O'Reilly scores on the rebound.



Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):


2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:

Scouting Report: The AJHL may not have the reputation at the draft table that some other Junior A leagues do, but like the BCHL earlier in the decade, that's beginning to change. Dylan Olsen isn't a 6'5 center like the last AJ player to go in the first round, preferring to take care of his end before doing much else. But the skill set and attitude Olsen bring hint at something more. A meat-and-potatoes defender who possesses a pro's understanding of how and where to distribute wicked checks, Olsen is a sound but not explosive skater. And while he thrives on creating offense by springing pucks loose along the boards, a hard, low snapshot from the point is hell for goalies to handle. Olsen's biggest issue right now is consistently utilizing his talents in every zone to their maximum, but that's something he'll have plenty of time to work on at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Notable Numbers: Some say being mean can't be taught, but someone obviously tutored Olsen well: as a rookie last year, he had just 45 PIM.

Potential: Brent Seabrook (5-30-35, 100 PIM)

Years Away: 3


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Dylan Olsen statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects

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