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Mathis Olimb
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Born February 1, 1986 (1986-02-01) (age 35)
Oslo, Norway
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Grizzlys Wolfsburg
Vålerenga
Augsburger Panther
Rockford IceHogs
Frölunda HC
Jokerit
Kloten Flyers
Linköpings HC
Skellefteå AIK
National team Flag of Norway.svg Norway
Playing career 2002–present

Mathis Olimb (born February 1, 1986) is a Norwegian professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for Grizzlys Wolfsburg of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He is the older brother of fellow Norwegian international Ken André Olimb.

Playing career

Olimb started his professional career in 2002 in the Norwegian GET-league, playing for Vålerenga, where he grew up. In the 2006–07 season, he finished second among the point leaders and was influential in winning the second straight Norwegian national championship with Vålerenga.

In 2007, he joined Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. After two seasons in Germany, he signed a two-year deal with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elitserien on June 27, 2009. On June 17, 2010, he was signed by the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year deal.

Assigned to the Blackhawks' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, for the entire 2010–11 campaign, Olimb returned to Frölunda HC at season's end signing a two-year contract on April 29, 2011. He would play for Frölunda until the end of the 2014-15 campaign. In his last season with Frölunda, Olimb also competed in the Champions Hockey League with the club: In 13 contests, he scored eight goals and tallied 18 assists en route to 2014-15 Champions Hockey League MVP honors.

On April 15, 2015, he signed for Jokerit of the KHL, and moved on to the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss NLA in December 2015. After spending the remainder of the season with the Flyers, Olimb inked a deal with Sweden's Linköpings HC in April 2016, where he would play alongside his brother Ken André.

On May 24, 2019, having played the previous three seasons in Sweden, Olimb left as a free agent and returned to the DEL in signing a two-year contract with German club, Grizzlys Wolfsburg.

International play

Olimb was named to the Norway men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Vålerenga GET 10 5 4 9 4
2003–04 Manglerud Star GET 29 5 7 12 16 6 4 4 8 2
2004–05 London Knights OHL 10 0 2 2 4
2004–05 Sarnia Sting OHL 46 8 23 31 12
2005–06 Vålerenga GET 39 11 14 25 46 13 4 3 7 8
2006–07 Vålerenga GET 42 19 44 63 59 15 3 7 10 4
2007–08 Augsburger Panther DEL 54 14 25 39 71
2008–09 Augsburger Panther DEL 43 13 28 41 14
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 55 9 25 34 20 7 1 3 4 4
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 59 10 22 32 22
2011–12 Frölunda HC SEL 55 10 31 41 34 6 1 3 4 10
2012–13 Frölunda HC SEL 30 6 7 13 6 6 1 0 1 6
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 52 11 28 39 28 7 1 1 2 2
2014–15 Frölunda HC SHL 51 7 39 46 65 13 1 5 6 33
2015–16 Jokerit KHL 38 7 11 18 20
2015–16 EHC Kloten NLA 16 2 11 13 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Linköping HC SHL 40 8 13 21 35 6 0 1 1 2
2017–18 Linköping HC SHL 50 12 22 34 32 7 1 4 5 4
2018–19 Skellefteå AIK SHL 52 4 20 24 30 6 1 2 3 2
2019–20 Grizzlys Wolfsburg DEL 50 10 26 36 42
GET totals 120 40 69 109 125 34 11 14 25 14
DEL totals 147 37 79 116 127
SHL totals 385 67 185 252 250 58 7 19 26 63
KHL totals 38 7 11 18 20

International

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Norway WJC18 8 3 4 7 0
2003 Norway WJC-D1 5 0 1 1 0
2003 Norway WJC18-D1 5 3 2 5 4
2004 Norway WJC-D1 5 2 4 6 0
2004 Norway WJC18-D1 6 0 6 6 14
2005 Norway WJC-D1 5 4 5 9 18
2006 Norway WJC 6 2 1 3 8
2007 Norway WC 6 0 3 3 8
2008 Norway WC 7 2 0 2 4
2009 Norway OGQ 2 0 0 0 0
2010 Norway OG 4 0 2 2 0
2010 Norway WC 6 1 3 4 0
2011 Norway WC 7 1 8 9 4
2012 Norway WC 8 1 6 7 16
2013 Norway WC 7 0 4 4 0
2014 Norway OG 4 0 2 2 4
2014 Norway WC 7 1 7 8 12
2015 Norway WC 7 0 8 8 4
2016 Norway WC 7 2 4 6 6
2016 Norway OGQ 3 1 1 2 2
2017 Norway WC 7 1 4 5 10
2018 Norway OG 5 0 1 1 2
2018 Norway WC 7 1 3 4 24
2019 Norway WC 7 0 4 4 6
Junior totals 40 14 23 37 44
Senior totals 101 11 60 71 102
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