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Olaf Kolzig

Born:April 6, 1970Draft:1989 Capitals 19th Overall
Hometown:Johannesburg, South AfricaPosition:G
Known For:“Olie The Goalie”Catches:Left
National Team:GermanyCurrent Team:Retired

Olaf Kölzig (born 6 April 1970) is a South African-born German former professional ice hockey goaltender and current goaltender coach and player development coach for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). With the exception of eight games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he played his entire 14-year NHL career with the Capitals.

Olaf Kolzig Washington Capitals
Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals, 2007 (By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons)

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  • NHL All-Star Game (1998, 2000)
  • Vezina Trophy Winner (2000)
  • NHL First All-Star Team (2000)
  • King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2006)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (as a coach, 2018)
  • Capitals Record for Lowest Career GAA (2.37)