Olofsson named NHL Rookie of the Month for October

Buffalo Sabres right wing Victor Olofsson, who led all rookies with 6-4-10 and six power-play goals in 13 games, has been named the NHL’s “Rookie of the Month” for October.

Olofsson edged Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Ilya Mikheyev (4-6-10 in 14 GP), Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (1-9-10 in 12 GP), Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (1-9-10 in 12 GP) and Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (4-1-0, 2.46 GAA, .913 SV%) for the honor.

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Olofsson – who made his NHL debut March 28 and scored each of his first two goals in 2018-19 via the power play (2-2-4 in 6 GP) – continued his dominance on special teams, also registering all six of his October goals on the man-advantage. In doing so, he became the first player in League history to record each of his first eight career goals via the power play (since 1933-34), breaking the previous mark of six shared by Jeff Norton (w/ NYI), Craig Norwich (w/ WIN) and Sylvain Turgeon (w/ HFD).