Age, Biography and Wiki
Eddie Olczyk was born on 16 August, 1966 in American, is an American ice hockey player and coach. Discover Eddie Olczyk’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 54 years old?
|Age||54 years old|
|Born||16 August 1966|
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Eddie Olczyk Height, Weight & Measurements
At 54 years old, Eddie Olczyk height is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) and Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb).
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Body Measurements||Not Available|
|Eye Color||Not Available|
|Hair Color||Not Available|
Dating & Relationship status
He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about He’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.
Eddie Olczyk Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-22. So, how much is Eddie Olczyk worth at the age of 54 years old? Eddie Olczyk’s income source is mostly from being a successful Player. He is from American. We have estimated Eddie Olczyk’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2022||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Player|
Eddie Olczyk Social Network
|Wikipedia||Eddie Olczyk Wikipedia|
Timeline of Eddie Olczyk
In October 2019, Olczyk released his autobiography titled “Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life,” where he shares details of his fight with stage 3 colon cancer.
On August 8, 2017, Olczyk issued a statement through the Blackhawks to announce that he had been diagnosed with a form of colon cancer. He underwent a surgical procedure to remove the tumor. In March 2018, Olczyk announced he was officially “cancer-free.”
On May 5, 2014, EA Sports announced that “Eddie O” will provide color commentary for NHL 15 alongside play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick and “Inside-the-Glass” reporter Ray Ferraro. The trio have provided commentary for every EA Sports NHL game until NHL 19, when he was replaced by Ray Ferraro. Since 2018–19 NHL season, “Inside-the-Glass” reporter Brian Boucher joins Emrick and Olczyk for Wednesday Night Hockey early game and the Eastern Conference Final.
He currently serves as a television color commentator for NHL on NBC and Chicago Blackhawks games on NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV. 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.
Perhaps his most notable moment as color commentator came at the end of the 5–3 U.S. win over Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, when he described the game as being “tremendously tremendous” after U.S. forward Ryan Kesler scored an empty-netter. The audio of Olczyk saying “This has been tremendously tremendous” was an instant hit among hockey enthusiasts and was the subject of many spoofs online. He was selected to repeat his duties alongside Emrick for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
In February 2016, it was announced that Olczyk would be the recipient of the Ring Lardner Award, which was founded in 2002 by the Chicago Athletic Association and honors broadcasters and writers who “exemplify the wit and warmth of Ring Lardner’s writing.” On July 11, 2012, Olczyk became the 16th Blackhawks player elected into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. The Blackhawks honored “Edzo” for his induction in a pregame ceremony on February 22, 2013, at the United Center.
On April 8, 2010, Olczyk returned to Pittsburgh to join more than 50 former Pittsburgh Penguins being honored in a pregame ceremony before the final regular season game at Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.
On December 30, 2010, it was announced that Foley and Olczyk signed a three-year extension to stay with the Blackhawks.
In 2009, Olczyk received an Emmy for “Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On Camera: Programming,” followed by a 2012 Emmy for “Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs – Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited Program/Special.” He was also inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Beginning with the 2006–07 NHL season, Olczyk was the game analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks television broadcasts, partnering play-by-play announcer Pat Foley. Olczyk is also the lead game analyst for NHL on NBC, and previously for the NHL on Versus; the latter later rebranded as NBCSN in 2012. Olczyk was also the lead game analyst for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey, where he partners with Mike Emrick and “Inside-the-Glass” reporter Pierre McGuire.
He returned to Pittsburgh to become the color commentator for the Penguins on FSN Pittsburgh, where he was given the nickname “Edzo” by current radio announcer and then co-announcer Mike Lange. In 2003, he moved from the booth to the bench and served as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from June 11, 2003, until December 15, 2005. Despite adding marquee free-agents, the Penguins started the season with a disappointing 8–17–6 record, leading to Olczyk’s dismissal on December 15.
During the next season, he was traded back to the Winnipeg Jets for their fifth-round choice (who ended up being Alexei Vasiliev) in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. After signing as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings in 1996, he would not finish the season with them before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Glen Murray. He finished his career in Chicago.
In 1992, he was traded for the third time in his career, this time to the New York Rangers for Kris King and Tie Domi. Olczyk missed much of the 1993–94 season recovering from a thumb injury suffered in a game versus the Florida Panthers on January 3, 1994; he took part in one playoff game (conference final game 6) and on June 14, 1994, became Stanley Cup champion with the Rangers.
Olczyk was tied with Phil Kessel for the second-longest point streak by an American-born player in NHL history, at 18 games. He achieved this in 1989-90, while with Toronto. That record was broken by Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2015–16 season.
Olczyk was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of 1984 NHL Entry Draft, the third overall pick. He scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game on October 11, 1984, versus the Detroit Red Wings in Chicago Stadium against Greg Stefan. From 1984 through 1987, Olczyk was a member of Chicago’s infamous “Clydesdale Line” with Troy Murray and Curt Fraser, the nickname coined by Chicago’s broadcaster Pat Foley, as each player weighed in at or around 200 pounds. He was traded several times during his career. In 1987, Olczyk was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Al Secord for Rick Vaive, Steve Thomas, and Bob McGill. He was traded again in 1990 to the Winnipeg Jets, with Mark Osborne for Dave Ellett and Paul Fenton.
Olczyk grew up in Niles, Illinois and Palos Heights, Illinois and went to Brother Rice Catholic High School. He was a star on the Illinois midget AAA team (Team Illinois) that won the 1982 national title against a Detroit Compuware squad that featured future NHL stars Pat LaFontaine and Al Iafrate. He then moved to Canada to play for the Stratford Cullitons junior team before joining the 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
As a youth, Olczyk played in the 1978 and 1979 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Chicago.
Edward Walter “Eddie” Olczyk Jr. (/ˈ oʊ l tʃ ɪ k / ; born August 16, 1966) is an American professional ice hockey analyst, former player and coach. He was a center in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los 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.
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