Oskar Olausson season is starting for the Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche have recalled Oskar Olausson from the Colorado Eagles as reported by Peter Baugh of The Athletic and announced by the team early Wednesday morning.

And for those wondering, it looks like he’ll make his NHL debut tonight against the Vancouver Canucks at Ball Arena.

Colorado Avalanche fans are excited about what Olausson could bring to the team that’s currently losing a player left and right due to injury. Last year, Olausson was one of the more productive players in the OHL during his time with the Oshawa Generals. In 33 games played, he racked up 24 points and had one of the deadliest shots among forwards.

Coming into the 2022-2023 season, expectations were that he’d be a high-performing goal-scorer while fine-tuning his game with the Colorado Eagles after a solid rookie mini-camp and preseason. So far, Oskar has been decent for the Eagles and has played in all 16 games and has amassed eight points for the team (4 g, 4a).

Due to cap and injury situations, it appears head coach Jared Bednar and company have seen enough from the young right winger and want to see if he can slot into the 4th line and generate some good chances for the Avalanche while players like Gabriel Landeskog, Valeri Nichushkin, Darren Helm, and Kurtis MacDermid still have a few weeks to go before they make it back to the line-up. While not a big gritty forward like some of the key players that are sitting out, Olausson is fast and his zone entry forces teams to sit back and play defense, plus has one of the most deadly shots I’ve ever seen in the minors.

I have all of the hope in the world that Olausson will turn into one of those elite players for the Colorado Avalanche, and if that starts tonight, I simply say: