The Boston Bruins had a long wait between draft picks, but the club finally made its second selection of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday afternoon. With the 92 overall pick, Boston selected LW Quinn Olson. The native of Calgary appeared in 54 games for the AJHL’s Okotoks Oilers. He tallied 20 goals and added 46 assists for 66 points. Olson will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth and play there in 2019-20.
Olson was ranked 105th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He was one of just five players from the AJHL that was ranked in 2019.
A look at Olson’s scouting report comes to us from draftgeek.ca.
Quinn Olson has developed into one of best offensive players in the AJHL this season with the Okotoks Oilers. The elevation of his game has made him the highest ranked AJHL talent in the midterm rankings.
He’s well on pace to surpass his career high of 53 points from last season, having already matched that total 42 games this season. Olson is a dynamic playmaking forward who has found great success with his linemates Dylan Holloway (2020 NHL Draft eligible) and Austin Wong (Winnipeg Jets prospect).
Olson was initially snubbed from the CJHL Top Prospects game; however, he soon replaced Alex Swetlikoff after he signed with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. Olson took that opportunity and ran with it, scoring the game-winning goal and picking up an assist at the game. The Oilers forward is committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs for the 2020-21 season.