|Assets:||Has good setup skills and hockey sense. Works hard every shift and is responsible. Can play either center or wing. Doesn't back down from physical play, despite his lack of size, and can even agitate opponents.|
|Flaws:||Needs to get physically stronger in order to survive the National Hockey League game over the long haul, especially if he wants to play a shift-disturbing role at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive but versatile forward with some upside.|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2009-10|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|6/30/2014||Colorado Avalanche did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|5/27/2014||Signed with the Sochinskiye Leopardy of the KHL.|
|9/23/2013||Placed on waivers by the Colorado Avalanche for the purpose of being assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/11/2013||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|7/01/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year contract.|
|2/17/2012||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/05/2012||Missed 41 games (head injury).|
|1/05/2012||Loaned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|10/05/2011||Head injury, injured reserve.|
|4/10/2011||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/28/2011||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|3/26/2011||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2011||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|2/23/2011||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|2/16/2011||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|10/19/2010||Loaned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/30/2010||Signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round (140th overall) in 2008.|
Report: Mark Olver is heading to the KHL | 05/27/2014 12:33 PM
NewsMark Olver has reportedly signed with KHL Sochi.
Darryl Wolski on Twitter
ImpactOlver had 49 points and 82 penalty minutes in 65 games with the AHL Lake Erie Monsters in 2013-14. He was scheduled to become a restricted free agent.
Avs trim roster by seven players | 09/24/2013 9:00 AM
NewsMark Olver was among Colorado's cuts on Monday.
ImpactThe Avalanche also assigned Mitchell Heard, J.T. Wyman, Bryan Lerg, Andrew Agozzino, Garrett Meurs and Colin Smith to AHL Lake Erie. Olver, Wyman and Lerg have to clear waivers before they can report to the minors.
Mark Olver a healthy scratch Monday | 04/16/2013 7:50 AM
NewsMark Olver was a healthy scratch Monday.
ImpactJust an FYI as he was replaced by Chuck Kobasew in the Avs lineup. Olver has four goals and six points in 31 games, the most he's played in his third year in the NHL.
Mark Olver has big night in return | 03/21/2013 12:11 AM
NewsMark Olver made a huge argument to stay in the Colorado Avalanche's lineup by scoring three points in the team's come-from-behind 4-3 victory against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.
ImpactOlver had been a healthy scratch since March 5 but his one-goal, two-assist night should keep that from happening again for at least a while. That doubles his season total, as he had just three points in 19 games before this impressive performance. Chuck Kobasew also had a goal and an assist.
Mark Olver will draw back in for Avs Weds. | 03/20/2013 3:48 PM
NewsMark Olver will dress Wednesday night when Dallas visits.
ImpactHe has been a healthy scratch since Mar. 5 and has three points in 19 games this campaign.
Olver won't face discipline for Tarsenko hit | 02/21/2013 6:55 PM
NewsMark Olver won't be disciplined for his hit on St. Louis rookie Vladimir Tarasenko Wednesday night.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactHe not receive a penalty during the game for the play either. Olver has two points and 13 hits in 15 games this season for the Avalanche.
Olver-Sgarbossa tangle in practice Saturday | 02/11/2013 8:32 AM
NewsMark Olver and Michael Sgarbossa scrapped in practice on Saturday.
ImpactCoach Joe Sacco did not think the fight was a bad thing as both players are literally fighting for their spot in the lineup. Sacco is probably glad that some of his players are showing some fight as the Avs have been a big disappointment in the early going.
|Goals||4||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Col)|
|Penalty Minutes||18||2010-11 (Col)|
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