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Victor Olofsson named NHL's "Rookie of the Month" for October

Posted: 2:24 PM, Nov 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-01 14:24:35-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Sabres Victor Olofsson has been named the NHL's "Rookie of the Month" for the month of October.

Olofsson finished the month of October with six goals and four assists for a total of 10 points in 13 games. The six goals scored this season all came on the power play.

The Swedish born winger also recorded both of his goals in the 2018-19 season on the power play, making him the first player in NHL history to record his first eight goals on the power play.

Olofsson was selected for the honor over Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Ilya Mikheyev, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar and Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov.