#25 Oliver Lauridsen

Big boy

BIOGRAPHY

Is the older brother of another Danish World Cup-player, Markus Lauridsen…Moved from his childhood club, Gentofte, to Sweden at a young age and had some successfull junior years at Rögle and Linköping….played three seasons at St. Cloud State University becoming one of the programme’s key defencemen…Drafted in 2009 round 7 #196 overall by Philadelphia Flyers…Since 2011 he played in Flyers’ farm team system at Adirondack and Lehigh Valley…was recalled by the Flyers in 2012/13 season and made 15 NHL-games, delivering 2 goals and 1 assist…With his size he’s always expected to bring physical presence into the Danish defense…2 meters tall and 100+ kg. leaves a lasting impression on most players whether opponents or teammates and Oliver did just that when he debuted with brother Markus at the 2012/2013 IIHF World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden…Oliver always plays hard and fair and stands up for his team but he also has a great eye for the finer details and his huge heart makes it certain that he will come as prepared as possible…A key defencemen at Lehigh Valley (AHL) playing 73 games (3 goals, 8 assists, 140 PIM) in the 2014/15-season…moved to Europe and became a fan favourite at Frölunda, winning both the CHL and the Swedish championship…Transfered to KHL playing for Jokerit Helsinki during the 2016-2017 season with fellow danes Peter Regin and Jesper B. Jensen…Has been a solid participant for Team Denmark during 4 championships and his work ethic and shot blocking are primary characteristics.

BORN ON: 24-03-1989
HEIGHT: 197 CM.
WEIGHT: 95 KG.
CLUB: Jokerit Helsinki (KHL)

NATIONAL TEAM STATS:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 4
GAMES PLAYED: 48
GOALS: 0
ASSISTS: 1

CLUB HISTORY

2008-2010: St. Cloud State University

2010-2011: St. Cloud State University and Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)
2011-2012: Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)
2012-2014: Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) and Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
2014-2015: Lehigh Valley (AHL) and Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
2015-2016: Frölunda Indians (SWE)
2016-2017: Jokerit Helsinki (KHL)