CHP NHL Draft College Prospect #35: Collin Olson

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Top 60 NHL Draft College Prospects 

#35   Collin Olson

By the numbers:

Goaltender……6-3 197 pounds…committed to Ohio State

Hometown:  Apple Valley, MN       Birthdate: 04/04/94

11-12    USNTDP U-18   38GM    2.44GAA   90.2Save%  

10-11    USNTDP U-17   29GM    2.56 GAA  90.6Save%

Draftability:

NHL Central Scouting final ranking #21– North American goaltenders

While Olson split time with Jared Rutledge during the regular season, he was the go-to guy when the NTDP U-18 hit international tournament time.  Size does matter to NHL scouts when it comes to goaltending, and Olson has it.

Olson links:

Ohio State Official Site:  http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/112211aaa.html 

TheUnitedStatesofHockey.com:  http://unitedstatesofhockey.com/2012/04/26/u18-world-championship-recap-defensemen-and-goalies/

 

CHP Take:

Olson has played a solid NCAA type schedule with the NTDP and then carried his performance level over to excel in international play.  His drop from ninth to 21st in the CSB North American goaltender rankings shouldn’t deter his selection in the June draft.  Mark Osiecki and the Buckeyes got a good one to add to their already-young, talented squad.

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