According to Kevin Pates of the Duluth News Tribune, Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Dylan Olsen has finished his college career. After his time at World Juniors is done the first round pick will be playing for Rockford of the AHL after signing a three year entry level deal with the Blackhawks, who took him with their 1st pick in the 2009 draft.
The Calgary native had 1 goal and 13 points in 17 games for Duluth this year, and his exit will leave a huge hole on the blueline for the Bulldogs. With he and Justin Faulk at World Juniors, Duluth lost 5-0 to North Dakota last night. Duluth currently has the 5th best scoring defense in the WCHA, and 22nd overall, allowing 2.68 goals per game.
According to the Grand Forks Herald’s Brad Schlossman, Olsen is leaving due to academic issues.