player photo

51 Gustav Olofsson D

Montreal Canadiens

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats

Player Updates

July 13, 2020 11:12 AM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: On camp roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson will take part in Phase 3 training camp with the Habs.

Olofsson spent the bulk of the season with AHL Laval, for which he notched one goal and 15 helpers in 57 appearances. Selected by Montreal in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft, the 25-year-old Swede should be in the mix for a roster spot heading into the 2020-21 campaign but may need to continue logging time in the minors.

March 25, 2020 04:20 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Lands one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract extension with Montreal on Wednesday.

After playing in 41 games for the Wild back in 2017-18, Olofsson only managed to break into three games this season for Montreal in which he averaged a paltry 8:06 of ice time. If the organization allows pending UFA Christian Folin to walk in the offseason, it could open the door for Olofsson to compete for a roster spot ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

December 4, 2019 04:20 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Shipped down to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson was reassigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday.

Olofsson averaged a mere 8:06 of ice time in three games with the Habs, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him headed back to the minors, where he should log big minutes for the Rocket against AHL Cleveland on Wednesday. With Victor Mete (ankle) still on the shelf, Olofsson figures to be recalled ahead of the Habs' clash with Colorado on Thursday.

December 1, 2019 11:28 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Makes Habs debut Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson made his Montreal debut Saturday, recording one shot and three blocked shots while finishing minus-2 over 11:16 of ice time in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers.

Olofsson is a recent call-up from AHL Laval to help out a beleaguered blue line, which suffered an injury Saturday when Victor Mete (lower body) was forced to leave the game. Olofsson will remain with the Canadiens for now but will likely serve as part of the third defensive pairing or as a spare part. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Olofsson played 56 games over three seasons with the Wild, posting 0-11-11 totals.

November 30, 2019 09:28 AM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Called up by Habs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson was recalled from AHL Laval on Friday.

The Canadiens placed Paul Byron on injured reserve in a corresponding move. It remains to be seen whether Olofsson will crack the lineup or simply serves as roster depth. Given the recent poor play of the defense, it would not be surprising to see Olofsson given a shot to play in one of the two games this weekend.

October 3, 2019 12:28 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Waived for reassignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (upper body) was designated for waivers Thursday in order to move him down to the minors.

Olofsson's upper-body issue originally saw him placed on non-roster injured reserve to start the season, but it appears the blueliner is now healthy enough to be sent down to AHL Laval. Given the Habs' defensive depth, the Swede will be hard pressed to break into an NHL game this year.

September 13, 2019 03:00 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson is considered out indefinitely with an upper-body injury that he suffered prior to training camp, Eric Engels of reports.

A shoulder problem plagued Olofsson last year, though this appears to be a separate issue. The Swedish blueliner's injury will all but guarantee that he starts the year in the minors with AHL Laval, though he could earn a call-up later in the season.

June 14, 2019 08:40 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Secures one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (shoulder) signed a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Friday.

Olofsson was limited to just two games with AHL Laval last season due to a shoulder injury. The 24-year-old logged a total of 56 NHL games with the Wild over three seasons, notching 11 assists and 16 PIM during that span. The Swede will get a look during training camp, but he'll almost certainly begin the 2019-20 campaign in the minors.

October 30, 2018 04:04 AM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Out six months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (shoulder) had surgery and will miss six months, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Olofsson is down in the minors with AHL Laval, but he's a fringe player who could have gotten called up in a pinch during the year. However, if this timeline is correct, he's out for the rest of the regular season, which means that will not be happening.

October 3, 2018 07:01 PM
Canadiens' Gustav Olofsson: Traded to Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Wild traded Olofsson to the Canadiens in exchange for Will Bitten on Wednesday.

Olofsson was unable to carve out a consistent role with the Wild during his first three years in the organization, totaling 11 assists in 56 appearances, so the Canadiens will hope a change of scenery will help the 2013 second-round pick reach his potential. Olofsson will report to Montreal's minor-league affiliate for the start of the campaign, but he'll likely split time between the NHL and AHL this season.

October 3, 2018 07:01 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Waived by team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (shoulder) was placed on waivers by the Wild on Tuesday.

Per NHL rules, Olofsson would have required medical clearance before hitting the waiver wire, so he should be healthy and ready to go for AHL Iowa. The defenseman should be able to earn some NHL action this season, but figures to spend the bulk of the year in the minors.

September 29, 2018 12:12 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Staying positive through rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (shoulder) has no timeline for his return, but he's still determined to start the season in the NHL, Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune reports.

Olofsson was injured early in the preseason when he was hit by young sniper Patrik Laine of the Jets, though the defenseman has maintained a positive attitude through his recovery, as he believes he can still claim a roster at the top level. "It's definitely my goal," he said. "I think it depends on [a] numbers game and how guys perform. But I'll be ready. I'll set myself up for every opportunity that we have. I just want to help the team win whenever that presents itself." Oloffson had eight assists representing his point total through 41 NHL contests in 2017-18.

September 19, 2018 11:17 AM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Sustains shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson suffered a shoulder injury in Monday's preseason clash with Winnipeg, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Olofsson is among a crowded field of defenders competing for a spot on the 23-man roster and this injury could land him in the minors for the start of the season. Even if the Swede is with AHL Iowa on Opening Night, he should still be on the short list of potential call-ups throughout the season.

April 11, 2018 02:49 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Healthy ahead of playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (concussion) is expected to be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Jets.

Olofsson missed the final five games of the regular season due to a concussion, so it's good to see the 23-year-old blueliner back to 100 percent ahead of postseason play. He isn't listed in the projected lineup for Wednesday's contest, but if Jared Spurgeon (hamstring) is unable to go, Olofsson could be called into action against the Jets.

April 7, 2018 03:37 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Won't dress for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (concussion) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's season finale against San Jose.

Olofsson made the trip to San Jose for Saturday's contest, which indicates he's likely nearing a return to action, but there's no reason for him to suit up for a meaningless game ahead of postseason play. Minnesota should release another update on the 23-year-old blueliner's status ahead of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against Winnipeg.

April 5, 2018 03:09 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Set to rejoin team in San Jose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (concussion) will make the trip to San Jose ahead of Saturday's matchup against the Sharks, Michael Russo of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

Olofsson didn't make the trip to Los Angeles for the first of the two-game west coast swing to close out the regular season, but the news that he's traveling to San Jose bodes well for his chances of getting a game in before the postseason. Even if he doesn't play Saturday, it sounds as though the blueliner will have a good chance at being ready for the postseason.

April 2, 2018 07:09 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Not traveling with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson (concussion) still isn't skating and won't join the Wild for the start of their upcoming road trip, Sarah McLellan of the Star-Tribune reports.

That means Olofsson won't play against the Oilers on Monday or the Ducks on Wednesday. However, the Swede could potentially return Thursday against the Kings, although even that feels unlikely. Since the 23-year-old only has eight points -- all assists -- this season, fantasy owners should probably not be too concerned.

March 31, 2018 10:08 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Suffering from concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson is dealing with a concussion and will not play Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

Olofsson sustained the injury during Thursday's game against the Stars and will need to clear concussion protocol before he's able to rejoin the lineup again. Given the limited time remaining in the regular season, the team will likely opt to take precautions with the blueliner to ensure his health for a potential postseason run.

March 30, 2018 12:04 AM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Diagnosed with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per coach Bruce Boudreau, Olofsson (upper body) is questionable to make the trip to Dallas for Saturday's game against the Stars.

Olofsson's injury will test Minnesota's depth at defense, but his potential absence shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only totaled eight assists in 40 games this campaign. The Wild should release another update on the the 2013 second-round pick's status ahead of Saturday's contest.

March 29, 2018 09:57 PM
Wild's Gustav Olofsson: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Olofsson left Thursday's game against the Stars due to an apparent injury after logging just 4:22 of ice time, Michael Russo of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

The specific nature of Olofsson's injury remains a mystery, but Minnesota should release an update on his status ahead of Saturday's game in Dallas. Either way, there likely aren't many fantasy owners monitoring the 23-year-old blueliner's availability, as he's only tallied eight assists in 40 games this campaign.

Last 7 Games
12/03vs NYIW 4-2000-15:59
12/01@ BOSL 1-3000-17:04
11/30vs PHIL 3-4 (OT)000-211:16
Fantasy Points By Week
























1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Career Stats
More Career Stats

Player Info

Boras, Sweden
Montreal Canadiens

NHL Experience: