Wednesday, June 19, 2024

No Blur Eddie Olczyk

The first time I met former NHL player Eddie Olczyk, the picture we took turned out blurry. I don't know how that happened, since we were already in the digital age by then. Maybe I didn't check it quick enough.

I got a second chance at a photo with Olczyk at the Midwest Sports Buffet. I've written several times about the Midwest Sports Buffet and I highly encourage any collector in the area to attend it. Along with dozens of vendors, there usually are a few former athletes appearing. It's a smaller show, but it's a great one.

Olczyk played 16 seasons in the NHL with six teams, including two stints with the Chicago Blackhawks. He won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins and also coached them a few years later.

Olczyk has battled colon cancer, but announced himself cancer-free in 2018. Olczyk looks great and said he feels just as good. He looks even better in this clear picture!

Eddie Olczyk and me in Bridgeview, IL-June 2024.

1 comment:

Jean Parker said...

Glad you got to meet Eddie again and get a better photo!! Glad to hear that he is cancer free!!