Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ole-Kristian Tollefsen
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen was born on March 29th, 1984 in Oslo, Norway. The third round, 65th overall selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Tollefsen honed his skills in the WHL with Lillehammer of the Norwegian hockey league.

In his first two season of North American hockey the 6'2 defenseman appeared in 96 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL recording 50 points. Tollefsen made his professional hockey debut with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL and became a mainstay with the club throughout the 2004-05 season. The following season with Syracuse, Tollefsen was used in 5 games by the parent club Columbus Blue Jackets.

On the international stage, Tollefsen represented Norway at the 2001-02 World Junior Championships.

In the summer of 2009, after appearing in only 19 games for Columbus the previous season, the rugged defenseman signed on with a team synonymous with tough hockey, The Philadelphia Flyers. His time in orange and black would be short-lived however. On February 6, 2010 he was shipped to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for winger Ville Leino.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Lillehammer IK Norway 4 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Norway WJ18-A 6 0 0 0 4 -1
2001-02 Lillehammer IK Norway 37 1 5 6 63 6 1 1 2 10
2001-02 Norway WJC-B 5 1 3 4 8 0
2001-02 Lillehammer IK Nor-Jr. 1 0 2 2 4
2001-02 Norway WJ18-A 8 1 1 2 18 -8
2002-03 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 43 6 14 20 73 +4 17 0 2 2 38
2002-03 Norway WJC-B 5 2 4 6 10 +2
2003-04 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 53 3 27 30 94 +17 11 0 4 4 15
2003-04 Norway WJC-B 5 1 3 4 2 +2
2003-04 Norway WC-B 5 1 0 1 4
2004-05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 0 3 3 115 +2
2004-05 Dayton Bombers ECHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
2004-05 Norway WC-B 5 0 0 0 4 +2
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -2
2005-06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 58 2 16 18 155 +20 1 0 0 0 6
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 70 2 3 5 123 +2
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 51 2 2 4 111 -3
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 19 0 1 1 37 -4
2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 0 2 2 23 +1
2009-10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 16 1 0 1 44 -1
2009-10 Norway Olympics 3 0 0 0 25 -1
2009-10 Norway WC-A 3 0 1 1 2 -3
2010-11 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 43 1 2 3 95
2010-11 Norway WC-A 7 0 1 1 10 0
2011-12 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 50 2 9 11 62 6 0 0 0 14
2011-12 Norway WC-A 8 0 0 0 20 +3
2012-13 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 54 2 7 9 94 10 0 1 1 32
2012-13 Norway WC-A 6 1 0 1 8 -3
NHL Totals 163 4 8 12 296


Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee surgery, December 17, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 30, 2009. Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Mattias Backman) in 2011 Entry Draft for Ville Leino, February 6, 2010. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), May 13. 2010.