2017 NHL Entry Draft

Kyle Olson




Previous Team: Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 92

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 5-10½ • Weight: 161 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: March 22, 1999 • Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Calgary Bisons (Ban.); Calg. Buffaloes (Mid.); Okotoks (AJHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2014 by Tri-City (Round 3, No. 44 Overall)
USHL Futures Draft: 2015 by Tri-City (Round 7, No. 110 Overall)
WHL Debut: Sept. 26, 2015 (Tri-City at Spokane)
First WHL Goal: Oct. 7, 2015 (Tri-City at Kamloops)

Has Great Motor and Likes the Rough Stuff
On the Rise After Coming Back from Injury

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Small but skilled pivot had a nice showcase at the World Under-18's." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Greasy competitive game and player -- slashes and hacks and is hard on pucks. Pain in the butt to play against and is an agitator -- very good with the puck in traffic and makes things happen when he is on the ice. Is a catalyst for his team -- has an edge and competes in all three zones. Good forechecker. You want him in your foxhole. Not afraid of anybody. I like this player, and I don't think he will let size be an issue for him." (Brent Parker, ISS Scout)

• "Reliable in all three zones, and can be trusted to help kill a penalty. As evidence of that, his plus-25 figure was best on his team. His skating can be a little hit-or-miss in that his feet are very good in close quarters, and his top-end speed when he flies up the wing can be impressive, but his acceleration and overall mobility are average at best." (McKeen's Draft Preview)

• "Although Olson has shown some great offensive potential, he disappeared for periods at a time, not making an impact offensively. He shows good compete level and plays consistently at top speed, but did not show the will to be a difference-maker every single shift. ... Another consideration for Olson is his lack of size. This does not tend to hurt him when under pressure, as he can use his quickness and creativity to avoid contact, but he does not have a physical presence to his game." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)