Hockey Hello: Jack Olmstead

Submitted by guthrie on December 7th, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Didn't see it posted anywhere.

19 years old, lefty, 5'10", 165 lbs forward from Troy, MI



Dream come true to announce my commitment to play D1 college hockey at the University of Michigan. Can’t thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates enough for their support. #GoBlue 〽️

— Jack Olmstead (@jolmstead10) December 6, 2017


James Burrill Angell

December 7th, 2017 at 4:31 PM ^

"The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Jack Olmstead has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Michigan. 
Olmstead, 19, is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's leading scorer through 25 games, helping the team to a 16-6-3 start.
The 5’10/170 lbs native of Troy, Michigan, has taken the NAHL by storm in 2017-18. Olmstead’s 13 goals and 12 assists in 23 games leads his team in points and is second-most among all NAHL rookies. His +13 is the fifth-highest total in the league, while his 1.09 points per game ranks eighth among players who have played in at least 10 games."


December 7th, 2017 at 5:18 PM ^

Every time I see "Hockey Hello:" I keep hoping to see "Jack Hughes." Not taking anything way from Olmstead, as he certainly looks like a decent pickup for an overager and I welcome him with open arms to the hockey program, but the biggest fish is still out there and damn it would be nice to seal that one up.


December 7th, 2017 at 5:36 PM ^

Michigan hasn't taken many F from the NAHL (at least since the USNTDP moved to the USHL) so I'm not sure how Olmstead projects.  I paged through the NAHL commit lists and the only M F's that I found were Max Shuart and Adam Winborg.  Here's that list.

Shuart didn't score much in the NAHL, so that's not a great comparison.  Winborg was fairly prolific, and at least last year that translated into some secondary scoring for M.  Olmstead is quite a bit smaller than Winborg, so I'd be surprised if they have similar styles, but it seems like a good bet that he'll be the kind of player that sticks around for 4 years and chips in some goals on the 3rd/4th lines.