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Olaf Kölzig

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Olaf Kölzig
Kölzig with the Capitals in 2007
Born (1970-04-06) April 6, 1970 (age 54)
Johannesburg, RSA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1989
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1989–2009

Olaf Kölzig (born April 6, 1970) is a South African-born German retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He played a career total of 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Kölzig was born in South Africa, but he grew up in several cities across Canada and his family moved to Union Bay, British Columbia, Canada, when he was a teenager. Kölzig never applied for Canadian citizenship, which, combined with his German parentage and German passport, allows him to represent Germany internationally.[1] In May 2008 Kolzig announced that he would not return to the Capitals.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Legends of Hockey: Olaf Kolzig". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2007-07-28.