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Eddie Olczyk

Born:August 16, 1966Draft:1984 Blackhawks 3rd Overall
Hometown:Chicago, IllinoisPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Retired

Edward Walter Olczyk Jr. (born August 16, 1966) is a former center in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons with the Chicago BlackhawksToronto Maple LeafsWinnipeg JetsNew York RangersLos Angeles Kings, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. Olczyk was also the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from June 2003 to December 2005.

He served as a television color commentator for NHL on NBC until its end in 2021 and currently commentates on TNT and Chicago Blackhawks games on NBC Sports Chicago. He also currently serves as the Horse Racing Handicapper and Analyst for NBC’s Horse Racing Coverage. Throughout his career as an NHL player, he played 1,031 NHL games and produced 342 goals and 452 assists for a total of 794 points. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on February 22, 2013.

Eddie Olczyk
Former Chicago Blackhawks player Eddie Olczyk (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

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  • Stanley Cup Winner (1994)
  • U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame (2013)