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Colorado Avalanche player threatens to leave team

Published March 26, 2024 at 8:25 PM

A new report came out today that suggests Colorado Avalanche forward Fredrick Olofsson will be leaving to return to Europe unless he is offered a one-way NHL deal next season.

Olofsson to sign with Swiss team if Avalanche do not offer one-way extension

According to Colorado Hockey Now reporter Evan Rawal, Avalanche center Fredrick Olofsson will be leaving the NHL to sign in the Swiss pro league next season. The only thing that could keep him in North America would be if he gets a one-way offer from an NHL club for the 2024-25 season.

According to Expressen, Olofsson, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, will head to Switzerland to play for EV Zug next seasonunless he gets a one-way deal in the NHL. The publication reports that the two parties are deep in negotiations and a one-way NHL contract is the only thing that could stop the transfer from happening. Olofsson does not currently have a one-way deal with the Avalanche.

Olofsson has 85 games of NHL experience split between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. He has 4 goals and 13 points to show for his time in the league. The Avalanche acquired Olofsson in the offseason in a deal with the Dallas Stars for future considerations.

We have acquired Fredrik Olofsson from the Dallas Stars in exchange for future considerations.

Olofsson has agreed to a one-year contract for the 2023-24 season.


The Avalanche where very active at the trade deadline this year as they upgraded their forward depth. This has left Olofsson back in the American Hockey League as he has effectively lost his spot in the NHL lineup. There is a chance he's played his last NHL game.

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Colorado Avalanche player threatens to leave team

Do you think the Colorado Avalanche, or any NHL team for that matter, will offer Olofsson a one-way deal next season?

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