16 Brett Olson
16 Brett Olson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Superior, Wis.
Position: C
Previous Experience: Waterloo (USHL)

Senior Season: Named captain of 2011-2012 team...Earned WCHA All-Academic Team honors...Recorded team leading 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in all 39 games...Led the team in assists (20) and was tied for third in goals (10)...Has scored at least one point in 23 of 39 games...Scored three game-winning goals, including one in overtime at No. 2 Minnesota on Dec. 9.

Junior Season: Earned WCHA All-Academic Team honors and was named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete ... Played in 18 games despite battling injuries much of the season ... Opened season with five points (two goals, three assists) in first four games of the season ... Scored a season-high two goals at Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 12th.

Sophomore Season: Earned the Merv Youngs Award as the team's most valuable player and earned the Wildcat Slayer Award ... Tied for team lead in points (30) ... Led the team with 18 goals and tied for third in assists with 12 ... Tied for first in the WCHA in short handed goals (three) and short handed points (three) ... Tied for 1oth in the league in goals (18) and tied for 11th in game winning goals (three) ... His team-leading six power play goals ranked tied for 15th in the WCHA and he finished tied for 23rd in points with 30 ... Was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring his first career hat-trick and adding two assists for a career-high five points in 5-3 win over Northern Michigan on Oct. 9th ... Recorded eight points (six goals, two assists) over second five-game point streak of the season from Jan. 15th to Feb. 5th ... Scored game-winning goal against St. Cloud State on Oct. 30th ... Also scored game-winning goal against Minn. State on Jan. 29th.

Freshman Season: Played in all 38 games, finishing second on the team in points (23) and tied for second in assists (13) ... One of four players to appear in all 38 games ...  Led the team and finished 11th in scoring among freshmen in the WCHA ... Scored first career goal at Colorado College on Oct. 18 ... The following game, he recorded a career-high two assists in 4-2 win over Alaska Anchorage ... Enjoyed a three-point (one goal, two assists) weekend against Minnesota State Nov. 21-22 ... Was named WCHA Rookie of the Week after finishing with three goals and one assist in a pair of 3-3 ties at Alaska Anchorage ... Exploded for seven points (four goals, three assists) during career-high four-game points streak ... Earned the Norbert Matovich Award as the team’s outstanding freshman.

Prior to Michigan Tech:
Played the previous three seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL ... Was named to the 2007-08 USHL All-Star Game after finishing third on the team with 54 points (17 goals, 37 assists) ... Served as team captain during his final season with the Black Hawks ... Scored nine goals and added 13 assists for 22 points during the 2006-07 season ... Participated in baseball and football in high school ... Also a member of DECA, peer mentoring, student rotarian, student council and choir ... A 2005 graduate of Superior High School.

Personal:
Enjoys hunting, fishing and music … Has a younger brother and sister … Son of Steve and Wendy Olson of Superior, Wis. … Born Brett Steven Olson on Feb. 19, 1987, in Duluth, Minn. … Shoots right ... Majoring in exercise science.

 
Olson's Individual Statistics
 
 Year GP
G
A
PTS
PEN/MIN
PP
SH
GW
GT
 2008-09

38

10
13

23

15/41
5
0
1
2
 2009-10 32
18
12
30
13/45
6
3
3
0
 2010-11 18
4
 6 10 7/25 2 0
0
0
 2011-12 39 
10  20 30 17/45 2 1
0
Total
127 42 
51
93
52/156 
15 


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