Fresh from the 2014 Under-20 World Junior Hockey Championships, Colorado College freshman defenseman Gustav Olofsson is now focused on leading the Tigers to an NCAA national championship. His return to the team was in question for a while, however.
According to an article by The Gazette’s Joe Paisley dated January 10th, 2014, the Minnesota Wild encouraged their top selection in the 2013 NHL Draft to leave CC for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League upon conclusion of the tournament. Olofsson was a relatively unknown commodity outside of the Minnesota Wild, USHL and CC fanbases prior to the tournament, but five points in seven games and exceptional defensive play saw his NHL stock skyrocket.
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