A record-setting start has earned Buffalo Sabres winger Victor Olofsson NHL Rookie of the Month honors for October, the league announced today.
Olofsson scored all six of his goals on the power play, becoming the first NHL player to register his first eight goals on the man advantage.
The Swede, who possesses a lethal wrist shot, also scored two power-play goals during a six-game stint late last season.
Overall, Olofsson has scored six goals and 10 points in 13 games this season. He has recorded eight points on the power play. He hasn’t scored a goal in his last six outings.
The former seventh-round pick spent his first full month in the NHL skating on the Sabres’ top line beside captain Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart.
Olofsson beat out Toronto Maple Leafs winger Ilya Mikheyev (four goals and 10 points), Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (one goal and nine points), Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (one goal and 10 points) and Washington Capitals Ilya Samsonov (4-1-0, goals-against average and .913 save percentage) for the honor.