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Rostislav Olesz Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener

By Keith Schultz

Oct 8, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New Jersey Devils forward

Rostislav Olesz

(25) during the first period against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again.  In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks  October 9th season opener against the Dallas Stars.

We are down to 85 days until the Chicago Blackhawks season opener and as we slowly move down the countdown we run into jersey number 85 which has only been worn 6 times in Chicago Blackhawks history by one of the two players that Blackhawks bought out before the 2013 season.

Here is the stat line for the very brief stay of Olesz #85





Penalty Minutes-6

Time on The Ice-55 minutes

Olesz arrived in Chicago as part of the Chicago Blackhawks transaction with their old friend Dale Tallon for Brian Campbell and some cap space. Olesz had some nice seasons with the Panthers scoring 57 goals and 74 assists in 6 seasons but he didn’t show any of that talent with the added knack of turning the puck over which regulated him to Rockford and then the buyout.  A very short stay but it was warranted.

Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Faceoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on October 9th. We’re 85 days from the season opener.  Is it October yet???

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