William Stephen Oleschuk
Goalie
Left-Handed Catcher
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 194 pounds
Born: 7.20.55 Edmonton, Alberta
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed with Fort Worth (CHL) after 79-80 season
Year
Team
GP
GS
MP
W
L
T
OTL
GA
SA
SV
SO
GAA
SV %
1974-75
KC
1
1
60
0
1
0
N/A
4
52
48
0
4.00
.923
1977-78
COL
2
1
100
0
2
0
N/A
9
56
47
0
5.40
.839
1978-79
COL
40
35
2118
6
19
8
N/A
136
1083
947
1
3.85
.874
1979-80
COL
12
11
557
1
6
2
N/A
39
282
243
0
4.20
.862
Team Career
Totals
KC
1
1
60
0
1
0
N/A
4
52
48
0
4.00
.923
Team Career
Totals
COL
54
47
2775
7
26
10
N/A
184
1421
1237
1
3.98
.871
Franchise
Career Totals
 
55
48
2835
7
27
10
N/A
188
1473
1285
1
3.98
.875
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Oleschuk had a better career in the minors than he did with the Scouts and Rockies. Many point to having better
defenses in front of him as the reason for it.

I also think that it was hard for him to crack the big club because of the goalies in front of him in Michel Plasse, Doug
Favell, and Bill McKenzie. 78-79 was the closest he would get when he played 40 games.

He retired in 1984 after his last season in the minors, where he played for both the Peoria Prancers and the Fort Wayne
Komets of the IHL.
Entry Draft: 1975 Seventh Round Pick (110th overall) by the
Kansas City Scouts