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Olaf Kölzig (b. April 6th 1970 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a professional goaltender who plays in the National Hockey League for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Drafted by the Capitals as the 19th pick overall of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, "Olie the Goalie" played in the ECHL and the American Hockey League for a few seasons before finally being given a chance to play regularly at the NHL level in 1995-96. He started as Jim Carey's back up; he replaced him the next season as the team's starter, a role he still holds today, a decade later.

The German led his Caps to the Stanley Cup finals with an amazing playoffs run, over the course of which he became only the fourth goaltender to collect 4 shutouts during the same playoffs. Unfortunately for him, he and the Capitals were swept four games to none by the Detroit Red Wings in the finals.

Kölzig won the Vezina Trophy in 2000 after finishing the regular season with a 41-20-11 record, 2.24 GAA and 5 shutouts.

Since 2005, he is, along with Stu Barnes, co-owner of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, his former junior team.

External Link

  • Kölzig's career stats on hockeydb.com
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