Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jimmie Olvestad
Jimmie Olvestad was born February 16, 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden. The 3rd round choice, 88th overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Olvestad has spent most of his career in a defensive role, but has been known to show signs of offensive potential.

A two-time member of Sweden's World Junior team in 1999 and 2000, Olvestad spent three years with Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League and played for Team Sweden at the 2001 World Championships before joining the Lightning organization in 2001-02.

In his rookie year in the NHL, Olvestad recorded 14 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Huddinge IK Jr. Swe-Jr. 40 15 16 31
1997-98 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 10 3 3 6 10
1997-98 Huddinge IK Sweden-2 11 0 0 0 6
1998-99 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 44 2 4 6 18 4 0 0 0 8
1998-99 Sweden WJC-A 6 1 1 2 6
1999-00 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 50 6 3 9 34 13 1 2 3 12
1999-00 Sweden WJC-A 7 3 3 6 8 +10
2000-01 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 50 7 8 15 79 16 7 2 9 14
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 3 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 74 3 11 14 24 +3
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 37 0 3 3 16 -2
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 0 1 1 13 -4
2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 7 14 21 56 -8 4 2 0 2 4
2004-05 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 46 4 8 12 89 12 0 1 1 47
2005-06 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 50 10 9 19 90
2006-07 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 54 9 13 22 104
2007-08 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 37 3 4 7 111 5 3 0 3 6
2008-09 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 41 1 9 10 101
2009-10 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 48 17 14 31 54 16 6 5 11 10
2010-11 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 34 7 5 12 20 3 0 0 0 2
2011-12 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 48 13 11 24 83
2011-12 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden-Q 10 3 1 4 29
NHL Totals 111 3 14 17 40


Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden), April 27, 2004.
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