Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ed Olczyk

hockey card Ed Olczyk

Retired player. Currently a color commentator for the Chicago Blackhawks and for NBC.

Pack signed insert. Purchased at a card shop on February 20, 2012.

Ed Olcyzk is arguably the "voice of hockey" in the United States. He is the go-to color commentator for games on NBC and on NBC Sports (the network formerly known as Vs.). Olczyk is also the color commentator for the Chicago Blachawks, but is replaced by Steve Konroyd when Olczyk is working for NBC.

The reason why I bought this card is because it depicts a then-16 year old Olczyk playing for Team USA at the 1984 Winter Olympics. Yes, he was only 16 when he played in the Olympics alongside older guys like Chris Chelios and Pat Lafontaine.

This card is from the 2006-07 In the Game International Ice set. It is signed on a sticker in black Sharpie marker.


Hackenbush said...

Love Edzo. "Stop it right here." His partner, "The Great Pat Foley", is also, well, great.

Sébastian Hell said...

One of the few Leafs I respected. But I understand you'd prefer to remember him as a Hawk!

Anonymous said...

What's the address