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OLAF KÖLZIG  Germany  / South Africa
a.k.a. "Olie Kölzig"

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BIRTHYEAR 1970-04-06 BIRTHPLACEJohannesburg, RSA
AGE 45 NATION Germany / South Africa
POSITION G CATCHES L
HEIGHT 190 cm / 6'3" WEIGHT 102 kg / 225 lbs
STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1989 round 1 #19 overall by Washington Capitals



Team Staff profile of Olaf Kölzig also available

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP GAA SVS%       POSTSEASON GP GAA SVS% 
 1985-86 Dartmouth Oland Exports NSAHA- - - |       
 1986-87 Abbotsford Pilots BC Minor17 5.67 - |       
 1987-88 Abbotsford Falcons BCJHL- - - |       
  New Westminster Bruins WHL15 4.43 - | Playoffs3 4.43
 1988-89 Tri-City Americans WHL30 3.48 - | Playoffs6 5.09
 1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL2 6.00 .810 |       
  Tri-City Americans WHL48 4.48 - |       
 1990-91 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL26 3.16 .889 |       
  Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL21 3.41 .890 | Playoffs3 4.67
 1991-92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL28 4.19 .878 |       
  Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL14 2.90 .914 |       
 1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL1 6.00 .714 |       
  Rochester Americans AHL49 3.68 .882 | Playoffs17 3.52
 1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL7 5.36 .844 |       
  Portland Pirates AHL29 3.06 .906 | Playoffs17 2.55 .918 
 1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL14 2.49 .902 | Playoffs2 1.36 .952 
  Portland Pirates AHL2 1.44 .952 |       
 1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL18 3.08 .887 | Playoffs5 1.94 .934 
  Portland Pirates AHL5 1.40 .957 |       
 1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL29 2.59 .906 |       
  Germany WC4 3.94 .891 |       
 1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL64 2.20 .920 | Playoffs21 1.95 .941 
  Germany OG2 1.00 .966 |       
 1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL64 2.58 .900 |       
 1999-00 Washington Capitals NHL73 2.24 .917 | Playoffs5 3.38 .845 
 2000-01 Washington Capitals NHL72 2.48 .909 | Playoffs6 2.24 .908 
 2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL71 2.79 .903 |       
 2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL66 2.40 .919 | Playoffs6 2.08 .927 
 2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL63 2.89 .908 |       
  Germany WCup3 3.34 .905 |       
  Germany WC5 2.21 .921 |       
 2004-05 Eisbären Berlin  DEL8 2.52 .905 | Playoffs3 2.36 .879 
 2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL59 3.53 .896 |       
  Germany OG3 2.68 .899 |       
 2006-07 Washington Capitals NHL54 3.00 .910 |       
 2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL54 2.91 .892 |       
 2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL8 3.66 .898 |       
TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2004-2005 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner Bought the franchise from D. Porter, B. Burke & G. Sather  
 2005-2006 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
 2006-2007 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
 2007-2008 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
 2008-2009 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
 2009-2010 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
 2010-2011 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
 2011-2012 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
  Washington Capitals NHLGoaltending Coach  
 2012-2013 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
  Washington Capitals NHLGoaltending Coach  
 2013-2014 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
  Washington Capitals NHLGoaltending Coach Head Goaltending Coach  
 2014-2015 Tri-City Americans WHLFranchise Owner  
  Washington Capitals NHLDevelopment Coach Professional Development Coach  






CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1989-1990 WHL Scored a Goal as Goaltender
1993-1994 AHL Best Goaltending Duo (Harry Holmes Memorial Award)
  AHL Calder Cup Champion
  AHL Playoffs MVP (Jack A. Butterfield Trophy)
1995-1996 AHL Player of the Week (Feb. 25)
1999-2000 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL Best Goalie (Vezina Trophy)
  NHL First All-Star Team
2004-2005 DEL All-Star Game
  DEL Champion
2005-2006 NHL Leadership/Humanitarian Award (King Clancy Trophy)
2009-2010 ECHL Hall of Fame
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Best Goaltending Duo (Harry Holmes Memorial Award) 93/94
- AHL Calder Cup Champion 93/94
- AHL Player of the Week 95/96
- AHL Playoffs MVP (Jack A. Butterfield Trophy) 93/94
- DEL All-Star Game 04/05
- DEL Champion 04/05
- ECHL Hall of Fame 09/10
- NHL All-Star Game 99/00
- NHL Best Goalie (Vezina Trophy) 99/00
- NHL First All-Star Team 99/00
- NHL Leadership/Humanitarian Award (King Clancy Trophy) 05/06
- WHL Scored a Goal as Goaltender 89/90



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
09/23/2009 Confirmed Toronto Maple Leafs Retired


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Number 33 retired by Tri-City Americans
Cult/Star player for Washington Capitals
Cult/Star player for Eisbären Berlin
Cult/Star player for Tri-City Americans
Cult/Star player for Baltimore Skipjacks
Cult/Star player for Portland Pirates
Cult/Star player for Germany
 
Career transcations
- 2009-09-23 • Announced his retirement
- 2009-03-04 • Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Jamie Heward, Andy Rogers & a 4th round pick (later forfeited) for Richard Petiot
- 2008-07-01 • Signed as an unrestricted free agent to a one-year contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2006-02-11 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Washington Capitals

Other memorable dates
- 1989-11-29 • Became first goaltender to register a WHL goal

- Inducted to ECHL Hall of Fame (2010)