COLUMBUS, Ohio – Goalie Collin Olson, who will join the Ohio State men’s hockey team this fall, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday.
Olson, from Apple Valley, Minn., spent the last two years with the U.S. National Team Development Program. He was a member of Team USA that won the gold medal at the World Under-18 Championship in the Czech Republic in April. Olson was between the pipes in the tournament's gold medal game, stopping all 27 shots he faced, to earn Team USA's Player of the Game honor and he also was named the tournament's best goaltender. With the NTDP during 2011-12, Olson played in 38 games and had a 2.44 goals-against average and .902 save percentage.
Olson joins Buckeye All-American Zac Dalpe in the Hurricanes’ organization. Ohio State will have five NHL draft picks on its 2012-13 roster: juniors Chris Crane (San Jose) and Curtis Gedig (New Jersey), sophomores Max McCormick (Ottawa) and Ryan Dzingel (Ottawa) and freshmen Olson and Sam Jardine (Chicago).