Dylan Olsen is currently playing for Team Canada at the World Juniors and he won’t be returning to Minnesota-Duluth for the second half of the season.
Olsen will sign a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, Duluth News Tribune’s Kevin Pates reports. Olsen was a first-round pick of the Hawks.
This will probably draw some comparisons to the Kyle Okposo situation from a few years ago, when Okposo left Minnesota midway through the season to sign an NHL contract. But sources say that Olsen would have been academically ineligible for the second semester at Duluth.
The Bulldogs will get defensemanÂ Justin Faulk back from Team USA next week, but will have to replace one of their top point-producing blue liners in Olsen.