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ROOKIE FORWARD Victor Olofsson of the Rochester Americans was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 14. He scored two game winners over the weekend and has eight points in his first five AHL games.
SPRINGFIELD, MA – The American Hockey League announced Monday that Rochester Americans forward Victor Olofsson has been name the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Oct. 14.
Olofsson, a rookie forward, scored three goals – including two game-winners – and added four assists for seven points in three games last week as Rochester went 3-0-0-0.
Last Wednesday, Olofsson scored his first career AHL goal and chipped in two assists to help Rochester double up rival Syracuse, 6-3. Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn., Olofsson assisted on the tying goal early in the third period before scoring the winner with 59.4 seconds remaining, lifting the Amerks to a 4-3 victory. In Sunday’s rematch with the Sound Tigers, Olofsson duplicated the feat: he set up the tying goal early in the third, and put home the game-winner at 1:46 of overtime as the Amerks won, 3-2.
Olofsson, 23, has picked up three goals and five assists for eight points in his first five games this season, one point off the AHL scoring lead. A seventh-round selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2014 NHL Draft, Olofsson is in his first season of play in North America after 200 games in the Swedish Hockey League, where he scored a league-best 27 goals for Frolunda in 2017-18.
In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Olofsson will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Americans home game.